Alberto Gallego leads Willis Towers Watson in Spain and Portugal

03 January 2018 3 min. read

Willis Towers Watson has appointed a new leader for its Iberia business. Alberto Gallego, formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Iberia, has been named the new Head of the firm’s Spain and Portugal country organisations.

Alberto Gallego has been with Willis Towers Watson and its legal predecessors since 1990. He joined as its Chief Operating Officer for Iberia, a role he held up to the end of last year. In 2016 he was in addition promoted to the role of Head of Corporate Risk and Broking for Western Europe.

Per the 1st of January, Gallego has taken on the role of Head of Iberia, based in Madrid. Willis Towers Watson is seeking to expand its presence in Iberia, which currently spans 22 offices*, and Gallego will lead the expansion for the consultancy and risk brokers, leveraging his more than two decades of experience in leadership, consultancy and risk. He will continue to be the Head of Corporate Risk and Broking for Western Europe. Meanwhile, Anton Serrats, the former holder of the top post, takes on the role of Vice Chairman of Willis Towers Watson Iberia.

Alberto Gallego, Head of Iberia, Willis Towers Watson

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Morris, Head of Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson, said, “We see strong potential to develop our well-established presence in Iberia, across a diverse range of business solutions and segments. Alberto will draw on his extensive local and global experience to lead further growth and expansion in this important market. He will also continue to drive revenues across the Western Europe region as the leader of Corporate Risk and Broking.” He added, “I would like to thank Anton for his long and distinguished leadership of the Iberian business, and for growing it to such a market-leading position.”

Reflecting on his promotion, Gallego said, “I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic team in Iberia, and helping them build on all the great work they have done so far. Maintaining the highest levels of client service and creating innovative solutions will be the central elements of our strategy.”

Willis Towers Watson was formed in 2015 by the merger between Willis Group and Towers Watson.

Meanwhile, in the summer of 2017, global consultancy FTI Consulting bolstered its presence in Spain with the launch of a new Strategic Communications practice, led by the Spaniard Juan Rivera.

* Willis Towers Watson’s offices in Spain and Portugal are based in A Coruña, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lasarte, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, San Sebastián, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santander, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria, Zaragoza.