Willis Towers Watson names senior leaders for Singapore Finex business

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Willis Towers Watson names senior leaders for Singapore Finex business

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has made two senior appointments in its financial and executive (Finex) risks business in Singapore. Sagar B. Mehta is now regional associate director for the Asia M&A transaction solutions team, while Ernest Heng is Finex leader for Singapore.

Mehta (pictured left) was formerly M&A transaction solutions leader in India before relocating to Singapore for his new role, in which he will report to Terence Montgomery, head of M&A for Asia-Pacific and Namit Mahajan, head of Finex Asia at WTW. He will partner and support private equity and strategic M&A dealmakers in Singapore and across the region by providing M&A solutions such as warranty & indemnity, tax and contingent risk insurance.

Mehta has held various positions covering private equity and M&A practice, structured solutions and foreign portfolio investment, as well as institutional equity sales in India.

“Sagar has been closely involved in many of the leading insurance backed M&A deals that we ran across the region,” said Montgomery. “His appointment provides the M&A community in Singapore further access to our M&A insurance team which is the go-to choice for leading private equity and strategic M&A dealmakers and advisors in Asia-Pacific.”

Heng (pictured right) joined WTW on January 04, and reports to Namit Mahajan, head of Finex Asia, and Leng Leng Ng, head of corporate risk & broking Singapore and country leader, Singapore.

Prior to joining WTW, Heng worked in insurance consulting, focusing on financial lines solutions with global broking companies and covering a diverse portfolio of industries and multinational enterprises.

According to Mahajan, the two appointments reflect the company’s continued investment and commitment to financial lines business in Asia, where clients facing heightened uncertainties around the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscapes.

“We are delighted that Sagar and Ernest have joined our team in Singapore. These appointments bring diverse and unique experience to our Asia teams, and I am confident that they will continue to drive our business growth with our innovative Finex solutions.” Mahajan said.  

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