Eric Andersen serves as President of Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.
He also plays a key role as a member of Aon’s Global Executive Committee, which guides the operations of the firm, and he also leads Aon’s Operating Committee.
Eric most recently served as Co-President of Aon. Prior to that Eric was Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield, the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. Aon Benfield provides treaty and facultative brokerage service and advice, and provides investment banking, analytics, claims, and management consulting services and advice to insurance and reinsurance companies. In May 2018, Eric announced the start of a brand transition from Aon Benfield to Reinsurance Solutions.
Prior to this role, he served as Chief Executive Office of Aon Risk Solutions Americas, based in New York City. In this role, he was responsible for leading Aon’s largest geographic unit with 14,000 colleagues on teams in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and throughout Latin America.
Throughout his over 20-year career at Aon, Eric has served in a number of important leadership positions including Aon Risk Solutions U.S. retail field leader, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Global Americas’ global account segment, national co-Managing Director of Aon’s Financial Services Group, and Resident Managing Director of Aon in Southern California. Eric first joined Aon in 1997 via the acquisition of Minet. Prior to that, Eric also worked in London for a period at Alexander Howden in London’s Devonshire Square.
Andersen earned a MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University.
Andersen sits on the board of trustees of Colgate University. He is actively involved with the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI), as well as the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). He is a board member of Covenant House New Jersey, an organization that helps homeless, at-risk and runaway youth.