Jardine Lloyd Thompson Appoints Viswanathan as CEO, UK Employee Benefits

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced the appointment of Bala Viswanathan as CEO of JLT’s UK Employee Benefits business, subject to the necessary regulatory approval. Viswanathan succeeds Duncan Howorth, who has decided to retire for personal reasons.

Viswanathan joined JLT in 2006, playing an instrumental role in establishing the group’s shared service center in Mumbai and leading its development into a group-wide knowledge center employing some 1,400 people, JLT said in a statement. In April 2014, he was appointed group COO and joined the group executive committee, relocating to London. He has also been a non-executive director of JLT’s UK EB business since April 2015.

“Bala has a deep understanding of the UK employee benefits market from his previous roles at Prudential and Paternoster and as the architect of our Mumbai knowledge center, which was initially established to serve our UK Employee Benefits business. His experience and entrepreneurial drive will enable him to drive the next phase of this business’ growth,” commented Dominic Burke, JLT Group CEO.

“I would like to thank Duncan on behalf of the group for the important contribution he has made over the last 15 years in building out our employee benefits businesses in the UK and internationally and, more recently, during his successful period as CEO of JLT Asia. On behalf of JLT, I wish him and his family all the best for the future,” Burke said.

Source: Jardine Lloyd Thompson