Michael Burwell, has been a Financial Officer at Willis Towers Watson since October 2017. The financial officer took the place of Roger Millay, who retired on October 2, 2017. Wills Tower Watson is a global solution company that helps clients around the world turn risk into paths for growth. The company has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. The main purpose of the company is to design and deliver solutions that manage risks, optimize benefits, cultivate talents and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals.
Michael Burwell brought on board his 31 years of experience in finance and professional services. He has served in senior leadership roles for the last decade, including being the head of Global Transformational, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in the United States. He also places on the table over 12 years’ experience in transaction services advisories such as helping the company with valuation, pre-merger, and due-diligence.
After the announcement of the new Chief Operating Officer, John Haley (Chief Executive Officer at Wills Towers Watson) expressed his excitement of having Michael Burwell join the leadership at that important time in the company’s evolution. According to the CEO, Burwell understands the role of managing, leading and driving results in a complex global company with a strong focus on clients. He also possesses skills in finance, transaction, and transformation which will help the company achieve long-term growth and full potential in serving clients.
In addition to having experience in leading and managing, Michael Burwell is a CPA holder and an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan University, where he worked for 30 years before joining the company as a high and important task manager. He provides a wide range of consultation services to clients.
Due to a high degree of success to oversee both Central and transactions division, he spent 11 years in Detroit before his election as a partner and advisor. In 2012, after succeeding to a national level, he was appointed chief financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer to help expand the company services at national level.
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