Willis Towers Watson boosts Asian team

HandshakeInvestment consultancy Willis Towers Watson has hired a former senior executive of Sun Life as its managing director for Hong Kong and Macau. Roger Steel has lived in Hong Kong for 19 years and held various positions in the insurance and consulting industries. “In the coming months, Roger will focus on leveraging resources to deepen our client understanding and relationships across Greater China,” said Scott Burnett, head of Asia at Willis Towers Watson. The firm has also hired Ted Hodgkinson, who joins as head of corporate risk and broking for Hong Kong and Macau. Noel Goh has joined as head of talent and rewards for Hong Kong. “These senior appointments reflect Willis Towers Watson’s strategy to bring our different business lines closer together in order to deliver strong benefits to our Hong Kong clients,” said Burnett. Willis Towers Watson employs 400 risk and people consulting staff in Hong Kong and Macau. Worldwide, the company has 40,000 employees. ©2018 funds global asia

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