WTW makes key leadership appointment for APAC

Focus is on vital sector

WTW makes key leadership appointment for APAC

Life & Health

By Roxanne Libatique

WTW has announced Royston Tan’s promotion to head of health & benefits (H&B) for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

In his elevated role, Tan will spearhead the APAC division, focusing on enhancing corporate healthcare, employee wellbeing, and benefits programme advisory. This includes overseeing the development, implementation, and management of these initiatives.

Who is Royston Tan?

Tan brings over 25 years of experience in employee benefits and life insurance to his new role, particularly in advising multinational clients on designing, delivering, and managing their benefits programs in the APAC region. His tenure at WTW spans over six years, during which he has held various leadership positions. Prior to joining WTW, Tan served in leadership roles at several international firms.

Before his current appointment, Tan oversaw WTW’s H&B businesses in Southeast Asia and India. His responsibilities extended to leading sales and commercialisation strategies for WTW’s H&B international business, covering not just APAC but also Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

WTW growth strategy

Commenting on the latest appointment, Eric M. McMurray, global head of H&B at WTW, highlighted the significance of the APAC region to the company’s growth strategy.

“APAC is an important region of growth for our business. It is also one where workforce demographics are changing rapidly and employers are facing many interconnected people and business risks,” he said.

McMurray expressed confidence in Tan’s visionary leadership and his ability to navigate the market’s complexities.

“With Royston’s visionary leadership capabilities and expertise in navigating complex market dynamics, as well as leading diverse team, I am confident that he will continue to further strengthen our position in APAC. Royston and his teams will bring smart insights and solutions to support our clients and their workforce with the most pressing issues and employee benefits needs,” he said.

WTW recently released its financial report for Q4 and full-year 2023, highlighting “solid” financial performance.

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