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PRESS CENTRE

Marsh Appoints Sastry Durvasula as Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer

New York   |   July 10, 2017

Marsh, a global leader in insurance and risk management, today announced the appointment of Sastry Durvasula to the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, effective August 14, 2017. Mr. Durvasula will report to John Drzik, President, Global Risk & Specialties, Marsh. 

In this new role, Mr. Durvasula will be responsible for leading the strategic design, development, and delivery of Marsh’s digital capabilities, data and analytics, and client-facing technology across the firm’s global business. He will also be responsible for Marsh ClearSight, the provider of risk, safety, and claims management software. 

“Leveraging significant opportunities arising from emerging technology is fundamental to how Marsh serves clients and helps them achieve their business goals,” said Mr. Drzik. 

“Sastry brings a superior in-depth knowledge of digital technologies – including big data, blockchain, and artificial intelligence – and a proven track record of leading enterprise transformation at scale. We’re delighted that Sastry is joining us to develop Marsh’s global digital strategy and help us harness technology, data and analytics to benefit our clients, carrier partners and colleagues.” 

Mr. Durvasula joins Marsh from American Express (AmEx), where most recently he was Enterprise Head of Data and Digital Technology. In that leadership role, Mr. Durvasula had overall responsibility for the transformation and delivery of AmEx’s internal- and external-facing data and digital capabilities. 

Widely recognized in the industry for his track record of developing innovative and ground-breaking products, Mr. Durvasula joined AmEx in 2002. He earned his Masters degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, holds several patents and plays an active role in leading industry consortia.

About Marsh

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Marsh’s approximately 30,000 colleagues work together to serve clients in more than 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. With 60,000 colleagues worldwide and annual revenue exceeding US$13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal, or on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.