LONDON, 24 July 2023 — Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, today announced that its M&A and Transaction Solutions has further grown its Advisory Board with the addition of Stephen Trauber, former Citi vice chairman and global co-head of Natural Resources and Clean Energy Transition.
Trauber, an active board member, philanthropist, and strategic and financial advisor and investor, joins board members John Cullen, former CEO of Aon’s Commercial Risk, Heath and Affinity in EMEA and current Advisory Board chair; Andrew Ballheimer, former global managing partner at Allen & Overy; Claudio Feser, senior partner emeritus and senior advisor at McKinsey & Company; Pam Hendrickson, vice chair at Riverside; and Robin Lawther, Student Housing owner and board member of Standard Chartered PLC and Ashurst LLP.
“We are excited to welcome Stephen to our M&A and Transaction Solutions Advisory Board,” said Gary Blitz, global co-CEO for Aon’s M&A and Transaction Solutions. “His deep investment banking experience, expertise in the energy sector and commitment to clean energy transition enhances the current scope of our advisory board and brings strong insight that will help Aon further build out solutions to support our clients in this important sector as we help them navigate volatility.”
Trauber has served as a financial advisor in over $700 billion of transactions, including many of the most significant M&A deals across the energy sector. He most recently directed the buildout of Citi's leading Clean Energy Transition business. In addition, Trauber has executed many of the largest and most important financing transactions in these sectors.
Trauber has served on numerous not-for-profit and charitable boards of directors, helping drive diversity, equity and inclusion. He has also funded and coached one of the all-time great Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball programs with numerous current NBA players.
“The addition of Stephen to our Advisory Board strongly enhances the makeup of our board and aligns with the structure of our practice as we continue to help our clients make better decisions about their transactions and advise them on solutions that turn risk into opportunity,” added Alistair Lester, global co-CEO for Aon’s M&A and Transaction Solutions.
“I am thrilled to join the M&A and Transaction Solutions Advisory Board. Aon’s approach to advising clients is truly differentiated, taking a broad look at challenges and opportunities,” Trauber said. “Aon is committed to innovation and to delivering solutions that support global clients, something that I have focused on throughout my entire career. I am excited to be a part of their journey.”
Aon’s M&A and Transaction Solutions is a leading M&A advisor and innovator of solutions and services that help secure investments, maximize deal value and drive transaction success by solving wide-ranging issues facing dealmakers throughout the deal lifecycle. Solutions and services include transactional insurance instruments such as representations and warranties/warranty and indemnity insurance and tax and litigation insurance; specialized due diligence, including people and human capital, insurance, cyber and intellectual property; working capital solutions; and digital, cyber, and intellectual property transaction advisory capabilities.
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