Willis No. Am. Names Hamada as Japan Global Practice Group Leader

February 17, 2011

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, announced Junji Hamada as the Japan Global Practice Group National Practice Leader, effective immediately. Willis North America’s Japan Global Practice Group serves Japanese-headquartered companies’ North American operations.

He will be responsible for driving “growth of Japanese Business across North America and coordinate with Willis’ global resources to deliver high quality insurance and risk management solutions to clients,” said the bulletin. “He will work closely with Willis’ local retail offices and Willis Global Specialties.

Hamada will report to Eric Joost, National Partner, Willis North American Specialties, who described Hamada as “one of the most seasoned Japanese insurance professionals in the industry and brings deep experience, strong leadership and talent to his new role.”

Willis North America’s Japan Global Practice Group has 13 associates in 5 Regional offices across the U.S. including New York, Columbus, Nashville, Los Angeles and Orange County. Hamada is based in Nashville.

Hamada joined Willis in 2004 and previously served as the North American Global Sales Coordinator for the Japan Global Practice Group, where he focused on driving new business.

Source: Willis Group Holdings

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