Aon plc today announced the appointment of Eric Andersen as CEO of Aon Benfield, the firm’s reinsurance business, and Mike O’Connor as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions (ARS), the firm’s risk management business.

They will report to Steve McGill, group president of Aon plc and chairman and CEO of Risk Solutions, a position in which he oversees ARS and Aon Benfield.

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Eric Andersen

Andersen, who joined Aon in 1994, most recently served as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Americas, leading Aon’s largest geographic business with teams in the United States, Canada and Latin America. He also played a key role as a leader of Aon Risk Solutions’ Global Executive Committee.

O’Connor, who joined Aon in 2008, previously held the role of chief operating officer for Aon’s risk business, which comprises both Aon Benfield and ARS. He worked alongside regional CEOs and COOs to develop and implement key business strategies and ensure delivery of the overall performance agenda across Aon’s Risk Solutions business.

Bryon Ehrhart will become CEO of Aon Benfield Americas. Since joining the firm in 1994, Ehrhart led the development of the analytics and technical services division of Aon Re Global. As chairman of Aon Benfield Analytics, he oversaw the enterprise risk management, actuarial, catastrophe modeling, rating agency, economic analysis and value-added services division of Aon Benfield. He also led the development of the investment banking business, completing several of the pioneering catastrophe bond, contingent capital, sidecar and post-event new company financing transactions for the industry.

Mike Bungert will become chairman of Aon Benfield, with a focus on the Americas, and Dominic Christian will become executive chairman of Aon Benfield International. Michael O’Halleran will continue in his position as executive chairman of Aon Benfield.

The firm also took additional steps to strengthen Aon’s global HQ and operations in the EMEA Region. Dominic Christian, executive chairman of Aon Benfield International, will become CEO of Aon UK Ltd., leading efforts with clients, colleagues and public stakeholders, including regulators, government officials and the Lloyd’s marketplace. Rob Brown, CEO of ARS EMEA, will be asked to join Aon’s Executive Committee, pending UK board approval. Brown will continue to lead Aon’s brokerage operations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Source: Aon plc