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Willis Appoints Michael Neborak Group Chief Financial Officer

Posted on 23 Jun 2010

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Willis Group Holdins, a global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Michael K. Neborak as Executive Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Neborak, who will join the company on July 6, 2010, will report to Joe Plumeri, Chairman and CEO, and will serve as a member of Willis' Executive Committee. He will be based in New York, and will also work out of the Group's Executive Offices in London.

In his new role, Mr. Neborak will be responsible for all of Willis' global finance functions, including corporate accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury and investor relations.

“Mike is an outstanding CFO with broad experience in the financial services sector,” said Mr. Plumeri. “He brings great skill and deep background to our senior management team and joins Willis at an important moment in our company’s history. With Mike helping to lead the charge, we will continue to build on our successes and work to accelerate our growth, while we maintain our expense discipline and further strengthen our balance sheet.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Willis, one of the great names in insurance and one of the best-run firms in the industry,” said Mr. Neborak. “Willis has built a global platform for serving its clients and has the capabilities and expertise to capitalize on the opportunities ahead as economic and market conditions improve. I look forward to being a part of the Willis success story and to joining the team that’s driving its future growth.”

Mr. Neborak joins Willis from MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision-support tools for institutional investors, where he was CFO and part of the senior management team that took the company public in November 2007. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Neborak worked for Citigroup and its predecessors from 1982 to 2006, most recently as divisional CFO for the Global Operations and Technology Group and the Alternative Investments Group. From 1982 to 2000, Mr. Neborak held senior positions in the investment banking group at Salomon Smith Barney, focusing on insurance and the broader financial services sector. He began his career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Neborak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.