Willis reveals new head of facultative for Asia
Broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has hired a new head of facultative for its risk and broking business in Asia. The appointee has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, mostly in international markets including 12 years working in Southeast Asia.
Ben Crookenden (pictured) will be based in Singapore, and report to Alex Shepherd, head of global facultative, in London and Paul Ward, head of global markets P&C in Asia at Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
Crookenden has a broad background in business development, account and client management, including having held various roles at international insurance broking companies such as UIB Singapore, JLT and JLT Risk Solutions Asia.
“We are pleased with Ben rejoining WTW after spending the early part of his career with the company for four years,” said Ward. “He has the experience and entrepreneurial vision that is needed to move our Facultative business forward here in Asia. With his extensive skillset, I am confident that Ben will be able to support our cedents to make informed decisions with the right solutions to manage their risk and drive superior results.”
Crookenden commented: “I am excited to be rejoining WTW to lead the facultative business in Asia. This is a unique opportunity to work with a highly experienced WTW Global Facultative team across the world to deliver bespoke facultative solutions in order to meet our clients’ needs in a diverse and challenging environment. Together with the Global Facultative analytical capabilities available within WTW, I am looking forward to helping our clients to achieve their goals and in meeting their strategic needs.”
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