Aon has announced the formation of its EMEA M&A and transaction solutions advisory board.
According to the group, the new advisory board will “support” the growth and development of Aon’s M&A practice across the UK and EMEA, as it continues to “expand its client offerings” to include solutions for intellectual property, cyber security, digital performance, retirement, and tax and litigation risks.
John Cullen, chief executive officer of Aon’s commercial risk, heath and affinity business in EMEA, will serve as chair of the advisory board.
Three other senior executives will sit on the board, including Andrew Ballheimer, former global managing partner at Allen and Overy who brings more than three decades of legal “expertise and experience”.
Ballheimer previously served in various senior leadership positions at Allen and Overy, including global co-head of corporate and UK managing partner of corporate.
In addition, Claudio Feser, senior partner emeritus and senior advisor at McKinsey and Company will also sit on the board.
Between 1999 and 2004, he led McKinsey and Company Greece, then McKinsey and Company Switzerland between 2005 and 2010, and the firm’s executive development practice from 2011 to 2018.
Finally, Robin Lawther, an experienced non-executive director, will sit on the board. Lawther is currently serving on the boards of Nordea, Ashurst LLP and UK Government Investments, the corporate finance and corporate governance arm of the UK Government under Her Majesty’s Treasury.
Cullen said: “I am excited to chair a board comprised of such a talented, diverse and accomplished group of individuals, whose decades of leadership and deep expertise will prove invaluable for progressing and executing Aon’s growth and innovation agenda on behalf of our clients.”