LONDON, July 26 -- Towers Watson issued the following news release:
Global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) has appointed Keith Harrison to head up its (re)insurance brokerage business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, following the appointment of his predecessor, Ross Howard, as the global leader of its brokerage business, effective October 1.
Keith Harrison, based in London, joined Towers Watson with the 2002 acquisition of Denis M. Clayton & Co. Ltd, a company he joined in 1989. Most recently, he has been head of North American reinsurance in London, an area of business he will continue to oversee after taking up his new role. He will also remain actively involved with broking activities on behalf of North American clients. Keith currently chairs the EMEA Brokerage management board that oversees all of Towers Watson's brokerage business in the region and is also a member of the Towers Watson (Re)insurance Brokers, Ltd. Board.
Ross Howard commented, "Keith has been an integral part of our growth strategy across the region over the past several years, which, coupled with his development of the North American Reinsurance business and his exceptional client management skills, will no doubt allow him to continue to drive our growth ambitions for EMEA."
In June, Towers Watson announced the launch of its reinsurance brokerage in Germany. Since the acquisition of EMB in 2011, the company has also expanded considerably the range of reinsurance analytics and optimization services available to clients across the region as a whole.
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