23 September 2014

Willis Re partners with Gras Savoye Turkey

Willis Re has strengthened its expertise in the Turkish market by entering into an agreement with Gras Savoye Turkey.

Kemal Kurklu has joined Gras Savoye as executive director-treaty reinsurance in Istanbul to work in partnership with Willis Re's London-based team to further consolidate its offering to the Turkish market.

Prior to his appointment, Kurklu served at Aon Benfield in Istanbul and brings 28 years of experience to the partnership.

Maurice Williams, managing director of Willis Re's Turkish business, said: “Kemal is highly respected in the Turkish market and adds an important local presence to complement our London based expertise. We continue to invest in our platform locally with our partners at Gras Savoye and in London to better serve our clients. We are delighted to welcome an industry expert of Kemal's calibre to the team.”

Kurklu added: “It is clear that Willis Re and Gras Savoye are committed to this large and growing market and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance the level of service and innovation that our clients here require.”

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