25 September 2013News

Management shake-up sees new Aon Benfield CEO

Eric Andersen, formerly CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Americas, has been appointed CEO of Aon Benfield. Andersen, who joined the firm in 1994, led Aon’s largest geographic business with teams in the US, Canada and Latin America prior to his appointment.

Andersen’s appointment comes in conjunction with the news that Mike O’Conner has been appointed CEO of Aon Risk Solutions (ARS) and Bryon Erhart as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions (ARS).

According to Aon, Andersen and O’Conner will continue serving clients while “leading the charge to apply innovative capital solutions to risk, fully utilising Aon’s capability, scale and analytics to provide value to clients in a changing world".

Steve McGill, group president of Aon plc and chairman and CEO of Risk Solutions, said: “the evolving nature of risk does not stand still and it is clear that our clients’ needs are changing. I am confident that with Erik and Mike’s demonstrated leadership, Aon will be well positioned to address the new world of global risk and successfully guide our clients through these changing times.”

He concluded: “these leadership changes represent a natural evolution as well as our understanding that we must continue to stay ahead of the curve. Aon is the industry leader and we must continue to evolve and provide innovative solutions for our clients to remain the best in business while addressing the changing world of risk.”