CHICAGO, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael O’Brien as Executive Vice President.

O’Brien will join JLT’s Chicago office and lead business development efforts in the Midwest. His hire is a continuation of JLT’s growth strategy and expansion plans in the U.S. around key industries and product specialties.

O’Brien brings to JLT more than 20 years of business experience focused on serving clients. O’Brien has spent the past 11 years in insurance brokerage, most recently with Aon serving as Managing Director. There he excelled at business development for all areas of Corporate Insurance as well as Health and Benefits across all industries, geographies and financial size. His sectors of specialization include: Public Sector, Construction, Real Estate, Technology and Private Equity – Mergers &Acquisitions; including Transactional Liability Insurance.

“Michael’s experience will be an invaluable asset to our clients and our team,” said Mike Rice, CEO at JLT Specialty USA. “Michael is a significant addition to our organization and we are delighted to welcome him to the JLT team,”

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to JLT,” added David Payne, Chief Revenue Officer at JLT Specialty USA. “We are committed to bringing the best resources to our clients and Michael’s appointment is yet another reflection of our ongoing dedication to hire top tier talent.”


About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website  and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.

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