New CFO For Willis Towers Watson: Michael Burwell
Michael Burwell was announced to be taking over the role of Chief Financial Officer at Willis Towers Watson last year. Michael Burwell has over 30 years of experience in the professional services and finance fields and was noted to be an exciting addition to the team. He was previously COO, CFO and the Head of Global Transformation at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). He looks forward to using his years of experience to help push Willis Towers Watson towards further success.
Willis Towers Watson is a global advisory company, with over 40,000 employees who serve more than 140 countries. They help their clients turn risks into paths for growth with experience dating back to 1828. Willis Towers Watson designs and delivers solutions that help their clients manage their risks, optimize benefits and grow their talent. This helps their clients expand their capital. Their experience allows them to perceive the connection between talent, assets and ideas. Exploring these connections drives business performance for both their clients and themselves.
Michael Burwell attended Michigan State University where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. He was named Michigan State University’s Alumnus of the year in 2010. He is a certified public accountant and worked with several audit clients while he was at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. While at PwC, he earned many different titles. He initiated PwC’s transaction services practice in Detroit and later took over the central region’s transaction services practice. In the end, he was named the US Transaction Services Leader. Eventually, he took the role of CFO and also COO. Eventually, in 2012, he became the Vice Chairman Global, then the Head of Transaction Services in the U.S. Now he is replacing Willis Towers Watson’s previous CFO, Roger Millay, as he voluntarily retires. The leadership team at Willis Towers Watson is pleased to have Michael Burwell join them. His experience and growth in his previous company shows he is skilled at accomplishing goals, from small projects to global endeavors.
Michael Burwell is skilled in managing and producing results in a globally sized business. He finds his success stems from keeping a focus on connecting with the clients. He mentioned he was pleased with Willis Towers Watson’s commitment and dedication to their clients. He is excited to join their leadership team and share his expertise with the company. Michael Burwell is confident that he can help Willis Towers Watson follow through on their long-term growth and integration goals.
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