Michael Burwell is the new CFO of the global advisory, broking firm Willis Towers Watson. According to his LinkedIn profile, Burwell spent 30 years working at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP before taking up the new job at Willis. While serving at PwC, Burwell spent over 10 years working on various audit clients. His brief also entailed working extensively on pre-merger due diligence and valuation. Burwell established PwC Detroit office in 2011 after his admission as a partner of the assurance practice. The success in Detroit saw him become the leader of the PwC central region and later the US Transaction Services Leader. While serving as the VC, Global and US Transformation in 2012, Burwell made it his duty to drive change by training his sights on optimizing organizational effectiveness in overseeing internal divisions of the company.
The divisions were namely; Global Strategic Sourcing, Finance, Human Capital and Technology. In his current designation as CFO of Willis Towers Watson, Burwell is charged with overseeing operations in the Greater Philadelphia Area. On August 21, 2017, a report appearing on Willis Tower Watson website showed that Burwell came in to replace Roger May, who retired voluntarily on October 2017. The CEO of Willis Towers Watson, John Haley termed the appointment of Burwell as exciting because his leadership skills will help the highly integrated company evolve in the right direction. He added that Burwell was a seasoned manager, leader and visionary capable of steering the company to greater lengths due to Michael Burwell’s extensive experience in finance, transaction and transformation. On his part, Burwell returned the favor, saying he was greatly honored to work at Willis.
He added that he was impressed by what he had seen in terms of collaboration, leadership and level of commitment to clients. Michael Burwell CPA holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University, from he graduated in 1986. Willis Towers Watson is a global entity with over 40,000 employees working in more than 100 nations and territories. The roots of the company can be traced back to 1828. Willis Towers Watsons is at the forefront offering design and solutions that focus on optimizing benefits, extending the capital gains, cultivating talents and managing risks. The whole business idea is aimed at unlocking hidden potential and strengthening institutions and the people behind them. The Arlington, Virginia based company is publicly listed and trades on the New York State Exchange under the ticker (WLTW).
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