Aon Risk Solutions - Executive Bios

Michael O’Connor

Michael J. O’Connor is the chief executive officer of Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc and the world’s leader in risk advice and insurance broking. In addition, Mike serves on the executive committee of Aon plc.

Prior to taking the post of CEO in 2013, Mike served as chief operating officer for Aon Risk Solutions and Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc. In this role, he was responsible for working with regional CEOs and COOs to develop and implement key business strategies and ensure delivery of the overall performance agenda across Risk Solutions. Before his role was expanded, Mike served as COO of Aon Risk Solutions.

Prior to joining Aon in 2008, Mike was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Chicago, where he served as a leader for the North American Financial Services practice and the North American Insurance practice.

Mike holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management Information System as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant and admitted
to practice law in Illinois.

Mike serves on the board of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center and is a member of Leadership Greater Chicago, a nonprofit civic leadership organization that creates awareness of key issues facing the Chicago region and challenges leaders to bring about positive change in the community.


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