Willis Towers Watson FINEX executives recognized for their achievements in commercial insurance and risk management
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced that two senior leaders in the company’s Global FINEX business, its financial and executive risk specialty group, have been named “Women to Watch” by Business Insurance magazine’s Women to Watch recognition program. The 13th annual Women to Watch awards honor professionals doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. Recipients are recognized for their leadership, accomplishments and commitment to the advancement of women and diversity in the insurance industry.
Based in New York, Allison Barrett is global head of FINEX Financial Institutions, where she leads a team of 95 highly specialized colleagues worldwide. She is responsible for business development and the strategic direction of the company’s FINEX offerings to its portfolio of financial institutions clients, which includes banks, asset managers, insurers, REITs and FinTech companies. Barrett, an 11-year industry veteran, joined Willis Towers Watson in 2013. She also holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Based in London, Olivia Cooper is the FINEX Great Britain regional leader, where she is responsible for the functional leadership and strategic direction of the business. She leads a team of 280 specialist colleagues and ensures delivery of FINEX products and services to clients in all sectors across the region. She also serves as a member of the Global FINEX leadership team. Cooper, a 12-year industry veteran, joined Willis Towers Watson in 2006 and has held a variety of leadership roles across geographies, functions and disciplines. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and chair of Willis Towers Watson’s U.K. Inclusion and Diversity Council.
“We are thrilled to see Allison and Olivia receive this prestigious award. While they are each well-respected business leaders with tremendous individual accomplishments, they both share a passion for serving clients and a commitment to supporting the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the industry. They are true role models who represent the best of the risk and insurance industry,” said Todd Jones, global head of Corporate Risk and Broking.
Both Barrett and Cooper will be profiled in the December issue of Business Insurance, a leading industry news magazine and website reporting on the commercial insurance and risk management industry.
About Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.
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