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Renée McGowan appointed CEO Marsh McLennan India, Middle East and Africa to deliver greater client impact

Dubai | 13 February 2023

Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, announced today that Renée McGowan has been named CEO Marsh McLennan India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), effective 1 March 2023.

Ms. McGowan will lead a new collaborative effort in the region to deliver innovative solutions and greater client impact at the intersections of the Company’s four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman. She will report to Marsh McLennan International CEO Flavio Piccolomini.

“Renée is one of our most agile leaders, adept at executing winning strategies and leading and developing diverse teams,” said Mr. Piccolomini. “Through her leadership, we will continue to strengthen our position as the leading risk management and consulting firm in the region.”

“This is a fast-growing region, and clients need a partner that can pivot quickly with them as they navigate both the headwinds and tailwinds of today’s dynamic economic environment,” said Ms. McGowan. “We can do so much more for clients when we leverage our full suite of capabilities. I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the firm to bring together the breadth of our resources, talent and expertise to serve clients in more robust ways.

Ms. McGowan was most recently Mercer’s Asia, Middle East & Africa President, leading Mercer’s business across more than 15 markets. She has held several leadership roles throughout her career at Mercer including Global Leader for Individual Wealth and Chief Customer and Marketing Officer for Mercer for the Pacific region, where she led the retail pension business and investor servicing for more than two million customers. A global executive, she has led businesses in Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, and Sydney.

In 2022, Ms. McGowan was named one of Arabian Business’ 50 Inspiring Female Business Leaders. She is also a member of the MEA Business Group, Dubai Business Women Council and Boardroom by EMIR.


About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With more than 45,000 colleagues advising clients in over 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $23 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit, and follow us on LinkedIn and X.