Roux appointed CEO for Aon Africa

04 October 2006 Cathy Findley Public Relations

Anton Roux, managing director of Aon South Africa, a leading risk management and insurance consulting organisation, has been appointed CEO of Aon sub-Saharan Africa by parent, Aon International.  Roux will, in addition to his current responsibilities, head up the groups sub-Saharan African operations as part of a process of streamlining global reporting stuctures, maximising economies of scale across the continent and further stimulating multinational client servicing opportunities.

Aon is the largest insurance broking and actuarial consulltancy on the continent with activities in 28 African countries and providing actuarial services to more than 100 insurance companies in Africa. Aon is positioned to provide clients with pan-African solutions linked to global insurance programmes and expertise.

Roelof Hendriks, vice chairman of Aon International, says, "The strong growth of our African operation, the need for collaborative strategies and the exploration of synergies across countries, made this a logical corporate restructuring initiative. All country heads will report directly into Roux who will be responsible for overseeing the interests of sub-Saharan Africa as a whole from the South African office. In appointing Anton Roux to head this region, we are drawing on a proven base of regional and industry skills."

The management team responsible for sub-Saharan Africa has also been strengthened with the appointment of Athene van Mazijk currently corporate services director for Aon SA as chief operating officer for Africa/South Africa. Robert Kooijman (currently with Aons international law division in
Rotterdam) will join the team to fulfil the business development and legal and compliance role for sub-Saharan Africa. Lydia Tanyanyiwa, currently Aon
s head of human resources for the region, will assume this responsibility for the South African operation as well. Hendriks says, "Aons commitment to transformation is reflected in these senior management appointments."

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