Willis Strengthens Asia Client Team
London, UK, April 26, 2012 — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced two
key appointments to its Global Solutions (International) team, increasing its multinational client focus in Asia. Karen
Lieu recently joined as Managing Director, Asia Global Solutions (International), while Michelle Zhou has been appointed
Divisional Director, Global Solutions (International).
Lieu will be based in Hong Kong where she will focus on developing opportunities with large multinational
companies in the Asia region, and will report jointly to Roger Wilkinson, Chairman and CEO of
Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Alistair Lester, CEO, Global Solutions (International). Lieu was formerly
Managing Director of HSBC Insurance Brokers in Hong Kong and most recently CEO of Marsh Hong
Based in London, Zhou will concentrate initially on developing opportunities with large multinational companies in Greater China.
Zhou joins Willis from Marsh's Asia Clients Practice and brings with her significant experience of insurance
business in the region. Previously, she worked for Chartis in New York, Hong Kong and China.
Commenting on the appointments, Roger Wilkinson said, “Asia is one of the most dynamic growth areas in
the world, and by appointing Karen and Michelle, Willis is increasingly well positioned to take advantage
of this. They both bring large amounts of experience and in-depth regional knowledge and will complement
our existing Asia teams excellently.”
The Global Solutions initiative, which had its first full 12 months of operation in 2011, was established
to expand Willis' global accounts base and deliver the broker’s full range of services in a
differentiated and compelling way. Under Willis Group Deputy Chairman Martin Sullivan's stewardship, Willis has established a
proactive strategy to win business from 1,220 of the world's largest companies by revenue.
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers
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 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the
world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.