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Willis Appoints Julian Vero as Natural Resources Industry Leader for CEEMEA Region

LONDON, Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, has appointed Julian Vero as Regional Leader of Natural Resources in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region.

Vero will drive growth in the high-potential CEEMEA region by bringing the full range of Willis’s global expertise and analytical tools to clients and prospects in the natural resources sector. He has started the transition into his new role and takes it up fully on January 1, 2016.

He joined Willis in November 2013, having previously worked for JLT, Guest Krieger and Marsh. His current role at Willis focuses on energy liability in the global natural resources team in London.

Nick Dussuyer, Global Head of Natural Resources Industry, Willis, said: “Julian can leverage a wealth of experience and expertise from his time at Willis and in the industry. His skill-set and attributes make him a great fit for driving our natural resources business in the CEEMEA region. Our planned union with Gras Savoye will open new opportunities and Julian’s role will be key to connecting and bringing the best of Willis to better serve the needs of our natural resources clients and prospects in this important region.”

Toby Wemyss, CEEMEA Regional CEO, Willis, said: “Julian brings strong relationships into this role from his work with complex programmes for global clients in oil, gas, power, chemical and mining. That experience will prove invaluable as he builds new links across the region and really strengthens the Willis offer to this critical sector.”

Julian Vero said: “It is a privilege to be joining the CEEMEA region at this very exciting time, and it is one of the major growth areas for Willis. My aim is to combine Willis’s deep industry knowledge with the excellent relationships of our local network, to ensure that our clients get the very best service and support.”

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisory, re/insurance broker and human capital and benefits firm. 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,, 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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