Willis Global Appoints Pietro Menghi as Director of Strategy and
London, UK, March 11, 2014 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk
adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Pietro Menghi as Director
of Strategy and Transformation for Willis Global, the division which includes Willis’s
specialist brokerage and consulting services.
Menghi, who has been leading Willis Re Southern Europe as Chairman and CEO
since 2008 based in Rome, has replaced David Thomas, recently appointed CEO of
the newly created Market Solutions and Services Unit, charged with developing
Willis’s global carrier relationships.
In his new role, Menghi will report to Steve Hearn, Chairman and CEO of Willis
Global, and he will be based in London. He retains his Chairman role of Willis Re
Southern Europe in Italy.
Commenting on the appointment Hearn said: “With over twenty years of experience
in the reinsurance sector, Pietro brings to the central leadership team of Willis Global
a range of skills, not least exceptionally strong leadership. Besides maintaining a
close involvement in Willis Re, he will work alongside the central leadership team of
Willis Global as well as business leaders across the Group to ensure a consistent
and effective strategic approach that connects Willis’s deep industry specific
knowledge with our global broking capabilities and international network.”
Before joining Willis, Pietro held a number of senior management and leadership
roles in Italy and Europe with various reinsurers including, most recently, Swiss Re,
where he was head of Client Management in Italy and the banking insurance
(Bancassurance) business in Europe.
Menghi said: “I am thrilled by this opportunity to embed even further within our
company a strategic approach that focuses on the unique needs of clients while
providing them access to the full range of insurance products and risk management
services that define Willis as the analytical broker.”
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance
broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more
than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise,
teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk
management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on
analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce
and extreme events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our
leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news,
WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local
and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.
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