Global professional services firm, Aon has appointed William Pembroke as chief executive officer of Aon Thailand. Andrew Bentley, who had been leading Aon Thailand over the past 31 years, will move to a senior consultant role.
Based in Bangkok, Pembroke will be reporting to Owen Belman, chief executive officer of Asia at Aon. He brings 18 years of experience in providing risk management advice to large multinational organisations in the energy, construction, power and infrastructure sectors.
Pembroke joined Aon in 2014 and joined Aon Thailand in July 2021 to grow the specialty broking business in the country.
He has held several leadership positions at Aon, including director of Specialty and Risk Management for Aon Thailand, regional director for Aon in the Middle East, and director of Aon’s Global Broking Centre, Energy, in London.
Prior to joining the firm, he spent 10 years working for international investment banks before embarking on his insurance industry career in 2003. He was Divisional Director at Price Forbes & Partners for over two years and held several positions at Marsh, where he stayed for over nine years.
Pembroke said: “I am excited to lead the diverse and experienced Thailand team and look forward to growing Aon’s presence and collaboration with clients in the country.
“We have a significant opportunity to leverage Aon’s global expertise and state-of-the-art analytics and deliver insights and advice to our clients that will help them navigate the region’s rapidly changing and interconnected challenges.”
Belman commented: “I am pleased to announce William as chief executive officer for Thailand. In his eight years with Aon, he has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and has extensive experience in providing our clients with insights and solutions to make better business decisions. We are excited to tap into his strong track record of developing and executing complex placement strategies and claims management to further help our clients.”