Willis Towers Watson has appointed Scott Burnett as head of corporate risk & broking (CRB) for Asia, effectively immediately.
Burnett, who is also currently head of Willis Towers Watson’s Asia region, will now also head up the overall operations of CRB Asia.
He will continue to be based in Singapore.
The appointment is part of a key business drive to grow Willis Towers Watson’s bench strength and drive its CRB growth ambitions in Asia.
Commenting on the appointment, head of international and CRB international, Adam Garrard said: “We see tremendous opportunities to increase market penetration and continue our business growth in this region. Scott is an astute strategist who sees the future very clearly and aligns strategies accordingly. I am confident that he will apply these attributes in leading and strengthening the CRB teams in Asia, bringing superior solutions to our clients.”
Burnett said: “There are key opportunities for us to accelerate our focus on directly serving clients in Asia with an end-to-end value proposition. Today’s global business environment continues to evolve with ever increasing speed. New technologies, diverse demographic and societal changes, and their impact on the future of work are all transforming the way our clients do business. As trusted risk advisors, it is our role to anticipate and help mitigate risk for our clients. Willis Towers Watson is well positioned to provide a truly holistic perspective on our clients’ risk management needs and deliver the necessary solutions to mitigate the risks they face in Asia,”
He added: "Whether it is cyber security risks, futureproofing the talent workforce or strengthening their enterprise risk resilience to drive growth, Willis Towers Watson has global and local consultants with rich expertise in Asia, including P&C, transportation and financial lines. For the next phase, we will continue to deepen our risk analytical and advisory capabilities, and deliver innovative and integrated solutions that will address the risk and people challenges our clients face.”
In Asia Pacific, Willis Towers Watson is present in 15 markets and has over 7,000 employees servicing key industry sectors of its clients.