Guy Carpenter Takes on Harden from Willis Re as President, Asia-Pacific

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter has made a senior appointment for the Asia-Pacific region, hiring Michael Harden from rival Willis Re for the role of President, Asia-Pacific.

Harden has a career spanning more than 45 years in insurance and reinsurance, including approximately three decades with Willis Re.

During that time, he held positions as CEO of Willis Re Bermuda and most recently served as Asia-Pacific President for the company.

Harden will join Guy Carpenter as president of Asia Pacific with immediate effect, although he was signaled about a year ago that he would be moving to the company.

Tony Gallagher, Asia Pacific CEO Guy Carpenter commented on the news: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Guy Carpenter at a time of significant evolution in the market. With more than four decades of global operational experience in (re)insurance, special account handling and longstanding industrial relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, he is sure to add even more depth to our already strong presence in the market. Michael’s appointment underscores our commitment to attracting the best global talent to deliver a consistently excellent customer experience.”

Harden will be tasked with working with Guy Carpenter’s network of offices in the Asia-Pacific region to expand offerings and enhance the delivery of services, strategic solutions and differentiated value to customers.

He will report to Tony Gallagher, Asia Pacific CEO Guy Carpenter.

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