Shaun Crawford appointed Ernst & Young Global Insurance Leader
London, 8 August 2011 – Shaun Crawford, has been appointed to lead Ernst & Young’s Global Insurance practice and Global Insurance Center based in London and New York.
In his new role, Shaun will be responsible for heading up a team of over 5000 insurance specialists across the world, in their work with the world's leading businesses in the sector.
Shaun says, “I am really looking forward to developing the Ernst & Young insurance brand in the market and showing our clients a truly joined up global experience when dealing with Ernst & Young. They will see fully integrated account teams that can leverage our people, knowledge and expertise anywhere in the world. Our customized services for the insurance market are built on the leading thought leadership, credentials and delivery capability that the market can offer.”
Shaun has been in the financial services industry for 26 years having worked both in consulting or line management with the majority of leading London-based insurers and retail banks. Until recently he led Ernst & Young’s UK Insurance sector as well as our Insurance Advisory practice across EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa).
Carmine DiSibio, Global Financial Services Leader at Ernst & Young said, "I am delighted to welcome Shaun to his new role. This appointment reinforces Ernst & Young's commitment to a truly global Financial Services practice and I know he will be a great success in driving this integration and building our global Insurance capabilities."
Shaun is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Before leading Ernst & Young’s UK Insurance practice he fulfilled similar roles at Cap Gemini and IBM Consulting. Prior to originally joining Ernst & Young in 1996, Shaun worked within the insurance business of NatWest Bank (now RBS) and HSBC.
Steve Almassy, Global Vice Chair Industries at Ernst & Young, concludes: “We continue to invest heavily in our industry centers and Shaun is well-equipped to build on our market leading capabilities in the insurance sector. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience based on many years of working with many of our largest global clients.”
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