7 February 2023Insurance

Aon taps ex-AIG officer for European enterprise clients leadership role

Re/insurance broker  Aon has tapped a former AIG chief and member of its European executive committee to lead its enterprise clients group in EMEA.

Pedro Penalva (pictured) has been appointed as head of enterprise clients in EMEA and a part of its enterprise client group (ECG) leadership team.

Penalva joined Aon in 2010. He was most recently CEO for Iberia, Africa and Israel and EMEA's multinational client segment leader, and he previously served as Aon's CEO for Portugal. Penalva has more than 25 years' experience working in global firms in financial services, insurance and consulting.

Before joining Aon, he was CEO for AIG in Portugal and a member of its European executive committee.

"Pedro's new role is a natural progression in his career and builds on years of solid geography and country leadership experience. His current remit includes leading multinational clients. He will continue to help our clients make better decisions in addition to leading the Enterprise Client Group in EMEA," said Eduardo Dávila, EMEA CEO, Aon.

Penalva commented: "I am happy to bring in my knowledge of our industry and experience overseeing EMEA multinational accounts. My knowledge of this region will help me in identifying business-driven needs for change in the challenging and evolving market environment to help our clients make better decisions."

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