Marsh Appoints Andrew Hickman Global Head of Data Science
New York, NY | August 22, 2018
Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, announced today the appointment of Andrew Hickman as Global Head of Data Science within its broader Digital, Data, and Analytics Practice.
In this newly created role, Mr. Hickman is responsible for advancing Marsh’s risk modeling and actuarial capabilities to drive new client solutions. He will build new external data and analytics partnerships in collaboration with Marsh Digital Labs to use the latest data science and machine learning techniques.
Mr. Hickman brings more than 20 years of data science, risk modelling, and software development experience to the role. He joins Marsh from Experian DataLabs where he most recently served as Vice President of Applied Research. Prior to that, Mr. Hickman held various risk management, analytics, and research and development roles at QVT Financial, Risk Management Solutions and Oliver Wyman.
He is based in New York and reports to Sastry Durvasula, Marsh’s Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer.
“Marsh has a unique opportunity to unlock the value inherent in the breadth and depth of its data and deliver innovative solutions for clients,” said Mr. Durvasula. “With Andy’s expertise and experience, we will build industry-leading data science and risk modeling capabilities leveraging the latest advancements in technology.”
Mr. Hickman added: “I’m looking forward to leading the transformation of Marsh’s data and analytics capabilities to create next-gen solutions that help clients better understand and manage their risks.”
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue approaching US$17 billion and 76,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.