Willis Appoints CEO to Lead Operation in Sweden
London, UK, April 15, 2009 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global
insurance broker, announced today that Staffan Larsson has been appointed chief
executive officer of its operations in Sweden. Based in Stockholm, Larsson, formerly
a member of the Willis Sweden management team and head of Business Strategy
and Development, will report to Adam Garrard, CEO, Willis Continental Europe.
Christian Steenstrup remains Chairman of Willis Sweden.
Larsson has 35 years of experience in the Swedish insurance industry, the last 10 of
which he has spent with Willis. Prior to that, he worked for Marsh and earlier for the
Swedish insurance brokers, the Max Matthiessen Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Garrard said, “Staffan has shown strong leadership
at Willis and with his sales-orientated and client-focused approach, he is ideally
positioned to marshal the Group’s global resources for the benefit of our clients in
Sweden’s developed insurance market.”
Willis entered the Swedish market in 1991 and has established offices in Stockholm,
Gothenburg, Orebro, Karlstad and Malmoe. Since then, Willis has built up a strong
business in the Swedish Major Account, Energy, Aerospace and Affinity sectors.
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 400 offices in nearly 120 countries,
with a global team of approximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190
countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.