JLT hires Aon Risk Solutions exec
JLT Specialty Insurance Services, a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), has appointed Robert Benvenuto as executive vice president (EVP).
Benvenuto, who will be located in Chicago, will also serve as a member of the US executive committee. He will focus on driving JLT’s specialty sales efforts to further develop the JLT Specialty Midwest operations.
He joins from Aon Risk Solutions, where most recently he served as EVP for more than four years leading a number of the firm’s largest carrier relationships. Prior to that, he spent five years at Aon Global Accounts as producer and managing director.
Michael Rice, chief executive officer of JLT Specialty, said: “We are ecstatic to welcome Robert to the JLT Specialty family. Bennie brings to the team 25 years of experience in the risk and insurance industry, along with an accomplished track record of driving growth through delivering distinctive value to clients. We are confident that he will have an impact on our team and clients from the start.”
David Payne, EVP and chief revenue officer of JLT Specialty, added: “Bennie’s addition to JLT gives us a first-class business development capability in Chicago. We are thrilled to have such tremendous talent join our team and I look forward to Bennie’s continued success within our industry.”