WTW Appoints Chris Condello to Head New Asia Risk Division

Condello brings over 30 years’ experience leading complex risk and sales efforts for AsiaPac companies to the new role within CRB, North America.

(Chris Condello, Head Asian Risk Division, within Corporate Risk and Broking, North America, WTW. Source: LinkedIn.)

WTW (London), a global advisory, broking and solutions company has announced the appointment of  Chris Condello as Head of the newly created Asian Risk Division, within Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB), North America. Condello brings more than thirty years of industry experience leading complex risk and sales efforts associated with companies headquartered throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.

WTW reports that the Asia Risk Division will consist of Japanese, South Korean, and newly created Indian and Chinese divisions. These groups were created to focus on the cultural and economic specialization of these distinct markets, along with the risk management styles of these countries. These practice groups will report to Chris Condello. Understanding the specialized risk profiles of these particular countries, this new division is tasked with provide unique services to each individual country, coupled with a targeted focus on industry specialization. As this new division structure is implemented, it will align our business on a global scale while managed by a leadership team that understands the cultural aspects and economic details of each country, according to a WTW statement.

Michael Chang, Head of CRB North America, WTW.

Joining from Arthur J. Gallagher, Condello will be based in New York and will report directly to Ionel Rizea, CRB North America Chief Commercial Officer. Most recently serving as a Senior Client Executive focused on Complex Risks, he assisted in establishing both the Gallagher offices in India and Japan by recruiting talent and establishing reverse flow protocols to streamline business growth. He also previously held senior positions with Marsh, focused on development and growth of Asia-based clients seeking risk transfer services to support their international development. WTW says Condello brings a strong understanding of international business relations, sales development, and market penetration and branding associated with the establishment of new business in target countries throughout Asia.

Unique Skillset and Background

“Chris brings a unique skillset and background associated with developing business across various economies in Asia, including focusing on Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and South Korean companies,” comments Michael Chang, Head of CRB North America, WTW. “As we look to develop the Asian Risk Division within CRB North America, Chris will be a key figure in helping to develop and grow this business and connect our clients seamlessly across various global territories.”

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