Willis North America appoints COO

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Willis North America appoints COO
Posted on : 27 Sep 2013, 12:52

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed Eric Joost as chief operating officer. Joost has been serving as chief executive of Willis North America's Specialty Practices since 2009. He will report to Todd Jones, CEO, Willis North America.

In this newly created role, Joost will lead the development and execution of Willis North America's growth and operational strategies. He will work closely with business unit leaders across North America and collaborate with Willis Group leadership to ensure Willis has the proper specialisation, structure and operating models in place to support growth. Joost will continue to lead the North American Specialty Practices, which feature dedicated specialty brokers serving key marketplace sectors including construction, health care, financial services, real estate and life sciences; as well as dedicated insurance products to protect unique risks such as executive risk and environmental liabilities.