CHICAGO (August 3, 2011) – Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced that it has appointed Matthew Levin as Executive Vice President and head of Global Strategy. In this role, Levin will be responsible for developing Aon's overall global strategy, with a particular emphasis on accelerating its growth agenda. He will report directly to Aon President and CEO Greg Case and be a member of Aon's global Executive Committee.
"As the magnitude, scrutiny and complexity of risk continue to rise, we see significant opportunities to grow our industry-leading capabilities around the world," said Case. "Matt's deep strategy background and track record in driving growth activities–including his recent experience at Hewitt Associates–will be a tremendous asset to our firm as we look to develop innovative strategic initiatives that help our clients manage their most complex risk and people challenges. We are delighted to have him as part of the team."
Levin, 38, brings more than 16 years experience in corporate development and strategy, where he led growth initiatives for a number of Fortune 1000 companies, including Hewitt Associates, Neustar and IHS, a global provider of technical information and decision support tools. Levin recently served as senior vice president of Corporate Development and Strategy at Hewitt Associates, where he was a core member of the team that led the merger between Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates in October 2010. He also led Hewitt's overall strategy and corporate development process, including the successful completion of eight global acquisitions and four dispositions.
Levin holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. He currently serves as a visiting lecturer at both institutions.
"Risk and people are two of the most important issues facing companies today, and Aon is uniquely positioned to capitalize on opportunities that will further its market-leading position," said Levin. "Greg and I share an excitement about the opportunities for Aon's future, and I am thrilled to lead the strategy function at such an important time."
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