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.
“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.
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.