Professional services firm Marsh McLennan has appointed Renée McGowan as CEO of Marsh McLennan India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), effective March 1, 2023.
"McGowan will lead a new collaborative effort in the region to deliver innovative solutions and greater client impact at the intersections of the company’s four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman," the firm said in a statement.
She will report to Marsh McLennan International CEO Flavio Piccolomini.
“Renée is one of our most agile leaders, adept at executing winning strategies and leading and developing diverse teams. Through her leadership, we will continue to strengthen our position as the leading risk management and consulting firm in the region,” said Piccolomini.
“This is a fast-growing region, and clients need a partner that can pivot quickly with them as they navigate both the headwinds and tailwinds of today’s dynamic economic environment,” added McGowan.
“We can do so much more for clients when we leverage our full suite of capabilities. I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the firm to bring together the breadth of our resources, talent and expertise to serve clients in more robust ways."
McGowan was most recently Mercer’s Asia, Middle East & Africa President, leading Mercer’s business across more than 15 markets.
She has held several leadership roles throughout her career at Mercer including Global Leader for Individual Wealth and Chief Customer and Marketing Officer for Mercer for the Pacific region, where she led the retail pension business and investor servicing for more than two million customers.
A global executive, she has led businesses in Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.
In 2022, McGowan was named one of Arabian Business’ 50 Inspiring Female Business Leaders. She is also a member of the MEA Business Group, Dubai Business Women Council and Boardroom by EMIR.