August of 2017 Michel Burwell was appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the global company Willis Towers Watson. The financial industry company’s CEO John Haley said about Mr. Burwell’s appointment that Michael Burwell understands leading, managing and getting results in a global company focused on clients. The company Willis Towers Watson that Mr. Burwell is CFO is listed on the NASDAQ as WLTW, a global advisory company of brokering and client solutions with a focus on risk management, optimization benefits and expanding capital. The company that can be traced back as far as 1828 as a global entity has 40,000 employees employed in more than 140 countries.
Michael J. Burwell took the CFO position replacing the outgoing CFO who was retiring when Mr. Burwell was named to the position to take over in October. Burwell’s qualifications for the position included 31 years in the professional and financial service industry. Prior to employment at Willis Towers Watson he held a position at Detroit based Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). He held several other executive positions as a CPA with one position at one of the Big 4 in the financial service industry during his years in the financial industry.
Mr. Burwell’s employment at PwC included in 2007 appointed Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial officer, Head of Global Transformation and partner. Then in 2012, he was named as Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation. In the position, he held he served as the central and overall U.S. Transaction Services Leader. Mr. Burwell held positions giving him 11 years of auditing experience that included corporate audit clients. Mr. Burwell has 12 years in the Transaction Services advisory field and as a leader at PwC from 2005 to 2007. He also has experience with pre-merger due diligence analysis, global strategic funding, and sourcing, along with technology strategic planning. Get Additional Information Here.
Michael Burwell attended Michigan State University graduating in 1986, with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating he began his career as a CPA and was admitted to the partnership of PwC in 1997.
The Willis Towers Watson Company is focused on complex deals in global advisory, insurance and reinsurance solutions for clients. They are a global company that recently announced the opening of a new Global Ecosystem Resilience Facility in London, England. Mr. Burwell commented about the company’s leadership team is talented and committed to the goals of Willis Towers Watson mission for their clients.