Willis Towers Watson names global industry leader for natural resources

Latest hire to lead growth efforts in an industry that is going through some “fascinating changes”

Willis Towers Watson names global industry leader for natural resources

Insurance News

By Louie Bacani

International broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Thorsten Querfurt as the company’s new global industry leader for natural resources.
Querfurt will lead the firm’s growth efforts in natural resources, which comprises three principal sectors: oil, gas and chemicals, metals and mining, and power and utilities, including renewable energy and nuclear.
He joins the broker’s natural resources team of more than 800 specialists consulting clients in the sector, including 60% of the world’s 50 largest natural resources companies.

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“This is a very exciting time,” Querfurt said. “The natural resources industry is going through some fascinating changes and Willis Towers Watson is in a great position to help clients navigate their emerging risks and challenges.”
Querfurt replaces Nick Dussuyer, who will now focus on his role as head of clients and industries for Western Europe.
Querfurt comes from Oliver Wyman, where he served as partner in the energy practice for four years. He also spent 10 years as a director at Corven Consulting, a firm focused on business transformation in the energy sector. In that role, he led a series of initiatives for oil and gas, manufacturing and electricity clients.
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