Aon Corporation announced the election of Gregory Case, 42, as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Case has also been elected to the Aon Board of Directors.
Case succeeds Patrick Ryan, who has served as Aon’s CEO since the company’s founding. Ryan will serve as executive chairman
of the Aon Board of Directors.
Andrew McKenna, lead Aon director and chairman of the board’s Search Committee, commented, “We are delighted that we have engaged someone of Greg’s caliber to lead Aon in the rapidly changing insurance industry. Our board was determined to conduct a thorough search, and we could not be more pleased with the result. Greg’s management experience in professional services, his firsthand knowledge of the insurance industry, and his keen understanding of
the complexity of global organizations make him an ideal candidate to succeed Pat Ryan, who has built Aon into the tremendous franchise it is today.”
Case noted, “Aon is a great company with tremendous global presence and highly talented and committed people, providing enormous potential beyond what has already been accomplished. It is a great honor to join such a talented group of professionals and to build upon what Pat Ryan and others have established.”
Case most recently served as head of the Financial Services Practice at McKinsey & Company, the international strategic management consulting firm.