Willis Establishes Financial Solutions Specialist Unit in the Nordic
London, UK, February 20, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global
risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, has expanded its global Financial
Solutions offering with the appointment of Azzizza Larsen to head a new political risk,
terrorism and trade credit specialist unit in Copenhagen.
The unit will focus on providing solutions for political, trade credit and terrorism risks
for large multinational and financial institutions in the region. Larsen will lead the unit
in her new role as Financial Solutions Executive Director, reporting to Paul Davidson,
Global Product Leader for Political Risk, in London.
Larsen has spent the last seven years in the Willis Financial Solutions practice in
London providing advice and tailored insurance solutions to large corporates with
financial and political risk exposures around the world. Prior to that, she worked for
Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency.
Davidson commented: “We are very excited with this new development in the
Nordics which represents a logical expansion of our existing geographical centres of
financial solutions excellence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Our
Nordic unit will bring a more tailored and focused offering to the Nordic companies
facing these volatile risks as they increasingly look to expand overseas.”
Alberto Gallego, CEO of Western Europe for Willis International, commented: “We
are delighted to announce the creation of a new Financial Solutions specialist unit for
our Nordic clients, a move that reinforces Willis’s strategy of ensuring we bring the
best of our specialist abilities to all our clients around the world.”
Willis currently has 800 employees in the Nordic region with full service offerings in
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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