When Mike Hessling (pictured) took on the role of CEO, North America, for Gallagher Bassett in February, little could he know (unless he has a coveted crystal ball) that the novel coronavirus causing problems at the time in China would quickly grow into one of the most deadly global pandemics in modern history. What a time to take on a high-pressure leadership position.
As a seasoned leader – prior to becoming CEO, he held the position of North America chief client officer for Gallagher Bassett - Hessling has taken the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in his stride. He said he’s “very excited” about his new role and for the future of Gallagher Bassett, especially considering the investments the firm has made over the past several years into innovative solutions and data analytics.
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