Marsh Asia CEO to lead US, Canada divisions

Industry giant realigns Asia-Pacific and Middle East businesses after major executive move

Insurance News

By Louie Bacani

Leading brokerage firm Marsh has appointed Martin South, the CEO of its Asia-Pacific operations, as the new president of its US and Canada division.
In his new role, South will oversee Marsh’s core brokerage and portfolio of businesses in the US and Canada.
Taking on his new post on September 1, South will be based in New York and will report to Marsh president John Doyle.
“In today’s evolving and dynamic environment, our clients rely on their trusted advisors to help them navigate the rapidly shifting landscape. Martin’s appointment reflects Marsh’s continued commitment to seasoned regional leadership,” Doyle said.
South will succeed Rob Bentley, who will be working on strategic initiatives across Marsh & McLennan Companies’ risk and insurance services.
The Asia-Pacific CEO since 2013, South previously headed Marsh Europe and the UK and Ireland unit.
A veteran industry executive with 30 years of global operating experience, South has also senior leadership roles at Zurich.
Following South’s appointment, Marsh has realigned its businesses in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East into three regional units reporting to Doyle.
David Jacob has been named as Marsh Asia CEO after recently heading the broker’s operations in the Philippines and in Hong Kong.
Sydney-based Scott Leney will still serve as Marsh Pacific CEO while Dubai-based Stephen Lundin will maintain his post as Marsh Middle East CEO.

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