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Lloyd’s List names CEO of Aon’s marine team one of most influential people in shipping industry

LONDON, 15 December, 2010: Steven Beslity, global CEO of Aon Risk Solutions’ marine team, is the only broker named in the inaugural top 10 most influential people in insurance for the shipping industry, according to Lloyd’s List. Aon Risk Solutions is the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON).

This is the first time in the 276-year history of the venerable publication that a Top 100 list has been compiled.

Steven is a veteran practitioner in the insurance industry, starting at Frank B. Hall in their marine division, and has continuously remained a specialist in the industry. Prior to being appointed global CEO of Aon’s marine team in 2009, based in London, he held several senior management positions at some of the largest marine insurance brokers in the world, including Fred S. James, Sedgwick and Marsh, where he was global marine practice leader. Steven joined Benfield Corporate Risks in 2005, which was acquired by Aon in 2008, as deputy CEO, to lead Benfield’s development in the direct market, focusing on the marine, energy and power sectors.

Warren Mula, global CEO of Aon Broking, said: “Aon’s strength lies with its people, and this is a well deserved accolade for Steven. His depth of knowledge and understanding of the risks and issues that Aon’s clients face personify our unique ability to help them with the risk and insurance challenges they face. While this honour mentions Steven by name, he is supported by an exceptional team right across the world who constantly delivers the best of Aon to our clients by leveraging Aon’s global capabilities through local teams.”

Rob Woods, CEO of Aon’s Specialty division commented: “This is a fantastic recognition for Steven, and I congratulate him. I am sure he will be the first to agree with me that this is also recognition of his outstanding Aon colleagues all over the world, particularly in London, where Aon’s marine specialty is based. I thank the entire London marine team for their hard work over the last year and look forward to a successful 2011.”

The full Lloyd’s List Top 100 People in Shipping can be found at: http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/news/top100/


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