Aon appoints leaders to advisory board of M&A practice

11 May 2021 1 min. read
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Global consulting firm and insurance services provider Aon has established a new Advisory Board to support the growth of its Mergers & Acquisition insurance practice across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

With over 50,000 employees in 100+ countries, Aon is one of the globe’s larger professional services firms, specialised in risk, retirement and health consulting, and (re)insurance services and solutions.

One of the firm’s consultancy areas of focus is mergers & acquisitions. Aon’s experts help corporates, private equity firms and legal and financial advisors with services across the deal lifecycle, from ideation through to transaction support and post-deal closing. The firm’s consultants specialise in the financial, risk, insurance and human capital aspects of deals.

John Cullen, Andrew Ballheimer Robin Lawther and Claudio Feser

The consultancy offering is backed by a portfolio of transaction solutions (tools that support risk and insurance due diligence) and products, including warranty and indemnity insurance.

To support the growth of its M&A and Transaction practice, Aon has appointed a four strong Advisory Board that will “provide counsel to Aon’s teams” said John Cullen, chief executive officer of Aon’s Commercial Risk, Heath and Affinity business in EMEA, and chair of the Advisory Board. 

Growth of the division will be achieved in a number of ways, said Cullen – through the addition of new offerings (with cybersecurity high on the priority list), growth of teams in existing markets, and expansion into new markets. 

Joining Cullen in the Advisory Board are three leaders that have held senior leadership positions at professional services firms: Andrew Ballheimer, former global managing partner at Allen & Overy; Robin Lawther, a twenty-year J.P. Morgan veteran; and Claudio Feser, senior partner emeritus and senior advisor at McKinsey & Company.