Willis Towers Watson has hired Mark Hiles as head of power and utilities for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (CEEMEA) region, based in Dubai.
Hiles will be responsible for driving business growth in the power and utilities sectors across a large and diverse region, a statement from the broking giant said. He will help align local demands with the company’s global strategy in these crucial sectors, which are part of its global natural resources business. He has been based in the UAE for six years, and will act as a wholesale broker working in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson’s retail network and partners.
Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Hiles was head of specialty for power and utilities at Bowring Marsh in the Middle East and Africa regions. He has been in the insurance industry for 15 years, having worked as an underwriter and a placing broker, as well as operating in both the retail and wholesale sectors.
“We have an ambitious vision for growth across this diverse region and line of business, and Mark will be vital in developing our presence in key sectors with complex risk needs, like power generation and mining,” said Pamela Thomson-Hall, head of Willis Towers Watson’s CEEMEA region. “He’s a skilled and highly-respected adviser with invaluable experience in the region. I’m delighted he has joined the team.”