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Willis Towers Watson promotes Martinez to head broking in LatAm

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Willis Tower Watson has named Hector Martinez as corporate risk and broking leader for Latin America, this publication has learned.

The executive will also remain in his current role of head of Colombia, sources said.

Willis is looking to get back on the front foot following a period of significant turbulence resulting from a 15-month wait for the close of its now-collapsed merger deal with Aon. As part of this attempted fightback, it has been back in the market hiring and reshuffling existing senior leadership in the business.

Martinez will report to Pamela Thomson-Hall in his new role and will continue to report to Luis Maurette in his country leader role, according to sources.

Martinez has worked at Willis for over 20 years, according to his LinkedIn profile. He joined the firm in 2001, working at Willis Limited in London until 2013. He was then appointed CEO of Colombia retail in 2014, and later promoted to head of Colombia in 2016.

In October, this publication revealed that Willis Towers Watson had rolled out its second tier of major leadership appointments, following the termination of its deal with Aon, naming new heads by geography, segment and corporate function.

Among the highlights from the new geographic leadership appointments, Thomson-Hall took on the reins for the international segment, which comprises Asia, Australasia, the CEEMEA region, and Latin America.

Willis declined to comment.

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