Willis Rolls out Shaping our Future Marketing Strategy in Asia with Appointment of Regional Marketing Officer
London, UK, April 3, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Paul Ward as Regional Marketing Officer for Asia. In this new role, Mr. Ward will work with carriers to identify growth opportunities and develop marketing strategies for large accounts. This appointment strengthens the regional management team and supports Shaping our Future Marketing, a key element in Willis’ Shaping our Future strategy to deliver profitable growth. Mr. Ward will be based in Singapore, reporting to Roger Wilkinson, Managing Director of Willis Asia.
Mr. Ward brings 13 years of international experience with him to the position. He spent the first eight of these at Aon, before moving to Willis. Most recently he led the Willis Global Markets team in Singapore, where he was responsible for placement of large and complex regional risks into the Asian and International markets.
This appointment highlights Willis’ commitment to improving and expanding its marketing offering in Asia. Roger Wilkinson, Managing Director of Willis Asia, said, “Paul’s breadth of international experience will be a major asset in our drive to capitalise on the opportunities in this high-growth region. Willis’ Shaping our Future Marketing program has already delivered improvements in the UK and US, and with Paul’s expertise we will be able to roll out these benefits to our clients in Asia.”
Commenting on the opportunities of his new role, Mr. Ward said, “The explosion of underwriting expertise in Asia in recent years and the prospects for economic growth and development in the region make it an exciting place to be working with insurers. I look forward to bringing Willis’ Shaping our Future Marketing initiative to such a dynamic region.”
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 300 offices in some 100 countries, with a global team of approximately 16,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.