Willis Towers Watson appoints head of facultative for Asia


Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has named Ben Crookenden (pictured above) as head of facultative for its risk and broking business in Asia. Based in Singapore, Crookenden will report to Alex Shepherd, head of global facultative, in London and Paul Ward, head of global markets P&C, in Asia. 

Crookenden has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, and has worked in Southeast Asia for 12 years. His expertise includes business development and account and client management, having held various roles at international brokerages such as UIB Singapore, JLT and JLT Risk Solutions Asia. During his first stint with WTW, he was part of the Asia power and utilities practice and based in Singapore. Before re-joining the brokerage giant, he was a director of IT firm Fireshot.

“We are pleased with Ben re-joining WTW after spending the early part of his career with the company for four years,” Ward said. “He has the experience and entrepreneurial vision that is needed to move our facultative business forward here in Asia. With his extensive skillset, I am confident that Ben will be able to support our cedents to make informed decisions with the right solutions to manage their risk and drive superior results.”

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