Willis Names Seth Peller Global Head of Casualty
London, UK, December 20, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance
broker, has appointed Seth Peller to the newly created role of Global Head of Casualty. The
role is effective January 2014.
Based in New York and reporting to Dominic Samengo-Turner, Global Head of Broking and Products, Peller will
look to build Willis’ Casualty portfolio, and help ensure Willis connects all of its resources to
offer clients a holistic solution.
Working closely with other industry and product heads, and the retail leadership in individual regions and countries,
Peller will build a team of Casualty experts and establish a stronger, more coordinated regional casualty
presence in the various territories in which Willis operates.
Casualty joins the list of global product areas previously announced by Willis in October; Property, Political Risk,
Kidnap & Ransom, Financial Institutions (FI), Professional Indemnity (PI) and D&O.
Commenting on the appointment, Samengo-Turner said: “Seth brings considerable experience from his wholesale, placement and international work
and is well positioned to develop our global casualty business. Seth and the other global product
leaders will work with the newly appointed global heads of industry and with existing regional and
office leaders around Willis to bring the full breadth of Willis’ expertise and capabilities to clients
around the world.”
Peller said: “The focus for Casualty will be in North America, but this move represents a great
opportunity to further develop the business globally. I will be building a team that uses Willis´
Casualty expertise to develop new and enhance existing client relationships across all targeted industries. Working with
global carriers through our centres of excellence will enable us to bring innovative product development to
best meet our clients’ needs.”
Peller will leave his position as CEO of Willis Argentina, which he took up in March 2011.
He will be succeeded in that role by Ruben Signorini, CEO of Willis Re Argentina. Seth
has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has held senior roles with
Willis in Brazil and North America.
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