Global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson announced the appointment of Sambhav (Sam) Rakyan as the global business head for its data and software practice. In this role, Sam will have responsibility for driving the strategy, growth and operations of this newly integrated practice.
“We are delighted to appoint Sam to this important global leadership role,” said Mark Reid, global head of Rewards, Willis Towers Watson. “Sam has led our Asia Pacific Data Services practice for five years of rapid growth and continues to be the driving force behind developing a strong and profitable Talent and Rewards consulting business in India.
Speaking on his appointment, Sam Rakyan said, “I am honoured and excited with this appointment. Our vision is to enable our clients to make the right decisions about their rewards investment by providing them with the highest quality data and insights. We believe our clients are increasingly looking at compensation data and software as a single combined solution and see this as an opportunity to lead the market by developing a truly integrated approach that centres on our clients’ need.”
Sam joined the company’s Rewards practice in 2010 and holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honours.