Willis Appoints Jeroen Everling as Netherlands CEO
London, UK, May 1, 2014 – Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH), the global risk
adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Jeroen Everling as CEO of
Willis Netherlands (Willis BV).
He takes up the role on June 1 and will replace interim CEO Alistair Lester, who will
continue to support Willis BV in a non-executive capacity.
Everling has almost 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry in a number of
senior roles. He has been an Executive Director at Aon Risk Solutions since early
2006 and a member of the Aon Netherlands senior management team. He has also
held a variety of positions at Marsh, initially as a European Practice Leader and
ultimately holding responsibility for the regional Dutch office network.
Commenting on the announcement, Alberto Gallego, Regional CEO of Willis Western
Europe, said: “Jeroen’s broad experience in a range of both domestic and
international roles is the perfect background for leading a strong team in this
strategically important and mature market, where we are uniquely positioned for
“He brings with him exceptional client relationship experience and a really sharp
focus on the customer. This background makes him the ideal candidate to locally
deliver our global strategy of better connecting the Willis offering across product,
industry and geography, providing holistic solutions for our clients.
“I would like to thank Alistair Lester, who leaves the Netherlands team in a very
strong and stable position, confident about the future, and with the full backing of
Everling, who will lead a team of around 100 Willis Associates based in two offices -
Beverwijk and the Amsterdam headquarters - said of his new appointment: “I am
excited to be joining Willis and look forward to working with a great leadership team
in the Netherlands to drive sustainable growth. This is a thrilling opportunity to help
clients access the full range of risk management services and solutions that define
Willis as the global risk adviser and broker of choice.”
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than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise,
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