Angel Hoover leads Willis Towers Watson in the Benelux

04 February 2020 2 min. read

Angel Hoover is the new Head of Benelux of Willis Towers Watson, holding responsibility for the company’s operations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. 

Hoover succeeds Bibi de Vries, a former Dutch politician (VVD party) who held the role for the past three years. “The Benelux countries hold solid growth potential for our wide range of client solutions, particularly for large and complex multinationals, and we are delighted that Angel will lead our strategy in these markets,” said Anne Pullum, Head of Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson and based out of Spain. 

The American origin Hoover has been with Willis Towers Watson for twelve years, working in a range of leadership roles both in the US and across the Western Europe region. Prior to her new role, she was joint leader of the firm’s Talent & Rewards practice for Western Europe, and before that she was the leader of its Talent Management and Organisational Alignment business.

Angel Hoover, Head of Benelux, Willis Towers Watson

Hoover is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and takes up her new role with immediate effect. She is responsible for the full regional operation, including sales & marketing, business development, clients delivery and internal operations across the firm’s consulting, implementation and solutions portfolio. 

Pullum: “Having been based in Amstelveen for five years in her roles as Head of Talent and Reward for Benelux, and Head of Talent Advisory, Data and Software for Western Europe, Angel has a strong understanding of the Dutch and regional market.”

As part of Hoover’s transition, the former other co-leader of the Talent & Rewards practice – the Dutchman Joris Wonders – has been handed the sole responsibility for the unit. “Our Talent and Rewards business has been on a strong growth trajectory in recent years, and we are excited that Joris will build on his outstanding work and leadership across Europe,” said Marco Boschetti, Head of Human Capital and Benefits for the UK and Western Europe.

45,000 strong Willis Towers Watson was formed in 2015 following the merger between Towers Watson and Willis Group, in a move that created an $18 billion company. Towers Watson itsef was established not so long before, in 2009 following the $3.5 billion merger between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt.