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Dean Klisura named Guy Carpenter CEO amid major MMC leadership re-shuffle

18th November 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Dean Klisura, currently the president of Guy Carpenter, has been appointed to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer, a role that will be taken up alongside his current duties.

marsh-mclennanThis appointment comes amid a broader shake up of the Marsh McLennan group’s leadership, one that includes Marsh CEO and president John Doyle’s promotion to MMC group president and Chief Operating Officer; he will continue as vice chair of the company.

Doyle will work closely with MMC president and CEO Dan Glaser in an effort to realise overall strategic business and operational objectives.

“John has been an indispensable partner to me and a critical part of our company’s success,” said Glaser.

“Marsh has thrived under his leadership, experiencing several years of accelerated revenue growth and record new business.”

At Guy Carpenter, Klisura’s promotion sees him succeeds Peter Hearn, who will continue at the broker’s parent company MMC in a vice chair role, focusing on sales and colleague development initiatives.

Before joining Guy Carpenter last year, Klisura served in numerous executive leadership roles in Marsh’s Global Placement and Advisory Services and Global Specialties businesses.

He brings close to 30 years’ industry experience and will succeed Hearn on Marsh McLennan’s Executive Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, Glaser expressed deep gratitude towards the outgoing Hearn for the quality of leadership during his tenure, which “ensured our combination with JLT, the largest acquisition in our company’s history, was a win for our clients, for our company, and for our colleagues.”

“I also want to thank Peter for his exceptional leadership of Guy Carpenter. During his tenure, Guy Carpenter has achieved record financial performance and cultivated a strong company culture with colleagues’ professional success and personal fulfillment a consistent priority.”

Additionally, Marsh US and Canada president Martin South has been named Doyle’s successor as president and CEO of Marsh.

South has over 30 years’ experience and has also been appointed to a vice chair role at MMC, joining its executive committee.

Glaser concluded by applauding MMC’s increasing strength and dynamism, noting how in their new roles, “these leaders will help us achieve the next phase of our growth and realize the vast possibility that we have created for our clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.”

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