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Aon Names Ahmed and Von Obstfelder as Advanced Risk Analytics Product Leaders

LONDON, 6 March 2024 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, today named two new leaders to bolster the advanced risk analytics capabilities within its Risk Capital unit, helping to accelerate innovation and unlock capital.

Arshi Ahmed has been named global head of analytics for financial, professional and cyber products, Commercial Risk, having previously led Commercial Risk data analytics for cyber programmes.

Based in New York and reporting to Paul Shedden, head of advanced risk analytics for Aon’s Risk Capital, and Christian Hoffman, global head of financial, professional and cyber products, Ahmed will harness the firm’s technical expertise in regional and product teams to create cutting-edge broker-led analytics for financial products, building a team to create advanced analytics that help Aon clients make better decisions. She will work closely with the actuarial consulting leaders that support cyber, financial and professional lines, including Sam Tashima, North America head of cyber consulting, and Stephanie Vogel, U.S. risk financing analytics lead.

Meanwhile, Ben Von Obstfelder has been named head of U.S. casualty analytics for Commercial Risk. Based in Chicago and reporting to Shedden and Stephen Hackenburg, leader of Aon’s U.S. national casualty practice for Commercial Risk. In his new role Von Obstfelder will further strengthen collaboration and innovation across analytics and broking capabilities in the U.S. to benefit clients purchasing casualty cover across all U.S. industries.

Previously director of analytics and innovation within Aon’s North America casualty team for Commercial Risk, and leading the creation and implementation of Aon’s Casualty Risk Analyzer, Von Obstfelder will accelerate the distribution of casualty risk analytics to U.S. brokers, equipping them to bring real-time insights to clients.

Shedden said: “As we continue to leverage advanced risk analytics to unlock capital, we are excited to have Arshi and Ben join the leadership team, emphasizing our commitment to continuously improving the analytic toolsets available to our brokers. Aon is committed to delivering solutions in this area that enable clients to evaluate their unique positions – both operationally and in the marketplace – and thereby make better strategic decisions. This is an exciting time for our firm, as we bring together the power of Risk Capital and analytics to go further and faster, on behalf of clients, helping them to navigate volatility and build business resilience.”


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