In August 2017, after the voluntary retire of Roger Millay, Willis Tower Watson announced that Michael J. Burwell would be taking his place as their Chief Financial Officer. Roger Millay is a tough leader with impeccable leadership, and social skills that have been a crucial part at Willis Tower Watson and the company is definitely bound to feel his absence.
However, with well over three decades of expertise in finance and professional services, Michael J. Burwell is just the right person to replace Mr. Roger Millay, and the company board members are quite positive about the leadership transition. The executive team at Willis Tower Watson has also shown great enthusiasm to having him join the establishment. Willis Tower Watson is a worldwide advisory, solutions, and broking company that is at the forefront of the industry. It is located in London, United Kingdom.
Michael Burwell is a graduate of the University of the State of Michigan where he left with an accounting degree. Burwell has gone to achieve success, power, and respect very much over the years. From working as a subordinate to finding his way to the top of the leadership chain, his work speaks for itself. Leadership seems to be a calling to him, having been on leadership positions in the past eleven years.
For thirty-one years, he has been part of the Price Waterhouse Coopers’ employee society. He has worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers as a chief financial officer and climbed the ladder to vice chairman in the same corporation and eventually added the title CFO of the same agency to his resume. On top of that, he has also taken on the task of Head of Transaction Services in the United States and Head of Global Transformation. Burwell’s diligence and valuation have also earned him eleven years of service in the field of auditing and another twelve years in giving transaction advisory services.
WTW is a company with over forty thousand employees from all over the globe, Burwell is set to do a tremendous job owing to his vast experience, and the whole industry is excited to see the influence he is going to bring at the company. See Related Link for additional information.
Michael J. Burwell is the new Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson having been appointed to the position on Oct. 2, 2017. He replaced Roger Millay who retired voluntarily on the same day. Burwell is a Certified Public Accountant with a Michigan State University Bachelor of Arts Business Administration degree. He also carries with him a wealth of experience in the field of financing.
Burwell has about 31 years of experience working in professional services and finance the majority of which came from his stint in PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP) in various senior leadership positions. In the last 10 years, he served PwC in the following critical positions: Transaction Services Head in the United States, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer also in the United States, and Global Transformation Head. Aside from his extensive experience in financing, Burwell also brings with him 12 years of Transaction experience in PwC and 11 years of experience in auditing also in the same company. In his work, he also assisted corporations with their valuation and pre-merger due diligence.
PwC admitted Burwell to the partnership in 1997 where he started the company’s Transaction Services practice which is based in Detroit. His working stint in Detroit was successful inducing PwC to appoint him as head of the company’s central region. Burwell eventually took over the leadership role of all the transaction services of PwC all over the United States. Burwell also served the company as its senior relationship partner during his stint with PwC.
Upon his appointment to the CFO post at Willis Towers Watson, its Chief Executive Officer, John Haley said that he is confident that Michael Burwell’s expertise in transformation, transactions and finance will be used to guide the company’s integration efforts and its growth. He added that this will enable WTW to achieve its full potential. On his part, Burwell stated that he is honored to be given this opportunity to join Willis Towers Watson. He added that he was impressed with every interaction that he had with the company. Burwell also said that the company’s commitment to clients, its strength of leadership, and its inclusive and collaborative culture have impressed him. See This Article to learn more.
Willis Towers Watson is also a major player in the field of financing all over the world. This company is a leader in global broking and solutions and in global advisory. Burwell’s role as its new CFO will undoubtedly strengthen its leadership role in the field of financing and financial advisory.
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