10 November 2020Insurance

Aon appoints CEO of global renewables business from Swiss Re

Re/insurance broker Aon has hired Guido Benz as chief executive officer (CEO), global renewables, commercial risk solutions.

Benz joins from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions where he was global head of engineering and construction with global responsibility for the renewables portfolio. He brings a wealth of renewables expertise, having served as chairman of the European Wind Turbine Committee, and has 25 years of international insurance experience in markets including Asia and Europe.

Based in Zurich, Benz will take up his new role in Spring 2021. He will report to Lee Meyrick, co-lead, global specialties and CEO, global marine, commercial risk solutions.

Alongside managing the renewables practice globally, Benz will work closely with Aon’s energy and power practices, including the London Global Broking Centre’s energy transition group.

Lee Meyrick, co-lead, global specialties and CEO of global marine, commercial risk solutions, Aon, said: “The Renewables industry is dynamic, complex, fast growing and constantly evolving and our clients are facing increased volatility as a result of both traditional and emerging forms of risk. We are making a key investment to build leadership in our Global Renewables practice and to drive business performance in this area. As such, I am delighted to welcome Guido to the Aon team.

"With his depth of expertise and experience, and strong track record in the sector, he will provide the focus required to capture significant market opportunities, drive exceptional solutions to help our clients meet the challenges ahead and bring our Renewables practice to the next level.”

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