23 February 2018Insurance

Willis Towers Watson makes key hires to lead Hong Kong businesses

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Roger Steel as managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, along with two other key hires for its Corporate Risk & Broking and Talent & Rewards businesses in Hong Kong.

Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Steel (picture left) held various key leadership positions, including CEO for Sun Life Hong Kong. He has more than 35 years of experience across insurance and consulting, and having worked in Hong Kong for 19 years, he has a strong knowledge of the local market, the company said.

In addition to Steel, the company has appointed Ted Hodgkinson and Noel Goh in Hong Kong.

Hodgkinson is Willis Towers Watson’s new head of corporate risk & broking for Hong Kong and Macau. He brings to the role more than 20 years of experience working in the region, of which 15 years were in senior leadership roles in Hong Kong and regionally.

Goh has joined as head of talent & rewards for Hong Kong. He has worked as a strategic adviser to senior leaders in the private and government sectors across Asia Pacific and previously held a regional leadership role with Aon Hewitt.

Scott Burnett, head of Asia at Willis Towers Watson, commented: “Roger brings a wealth of expertise across business strategy and partnerships to the 400-plus colleagues he oversees. His track record and experience in consulting, life insurance and pensions will be invaluable to our team regionally. In the coming months, Roger will focus on leveraging resources to deepen our client understanding and relationships across Greater China, the key growth engine in Asia Pacific.”

“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. We’re building on the strength and capabilities of our team to provide innovative and transformative support that will help businesses navigate through the complexity of people and risk management.”

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