A former Willis Towers Watson executive is signing on with American International Group to take a leadership role in its General Insurance Unit.

Allison Barrett begins at AIG on Dec. 9 as global head of Multinational, General Insurance. She’ll be based in New York and report to Michael Price, head of Global Service Businesses & global chief operating officer, General Insurance.

In this new role, Barrett will lead execution of General Insurance’s multinational strategic plan as well as the worldwide delivery of the company’s multinational expertise and capabilities across product lines to AIG’s global clients and distribution partners. Her appointment builds on AIG’s 80-year leadership in providing clients with global risk management expertise and risk transfer products and services, the insurer said.

Barrett joins AIG from Willis Towers Watson, where she served as managing director and global head of the company’s financial institutions business within the financial, executive and professional risk specialty group (FINEX) since 2017, serving banks, asset managers, insurers, REITs and FinTech companies. Barrett became part of Willis Towers Watson in 2013, initially as senior vice president, FINEX. Previously, Barrett was vice president in Marsh’s U.S. Financial and Professional Liability Practice (FINPRO).

Source: AIG