The industry of finance and business management is very demanding, and it requires a professional with strong mental muscles and the right temperament. Being in charge of decisions that directly influence the distribution of millions of money is a position that requires a very sober and intelligent person. Michael Burwell is such a person. In his more than three decades working in the field of business finance and management, he has proved that he is the type that gets the job done. Presently he serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Willis Towers Watson.
The company is the top international advisory, broking, and solutions agent that assists customers all over the globe to change risk into growth. Willis Towers has been in operations for more than 100 years and has grown to attract clients from more than a hundred and forty nations of the world and also provided a source of living for more than forty thousand employees. Michael Burwell, as the head of finance in the company, has provided extraordinary leadership having been in similar positions at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) for more than three decades.
According to Mike, his career has consistently been influenced by his willingness to listen to his colleagues because he appreciates everybody’s position of opinion. Burwell banks on the young people to come up with revolutionary ideas that are going to change the operating system of many processes in the global economy. He says that technology is the way to go. Mike, therefore, is a strong advocate for the young people who are the technology gurus. He calls them the digital ninjas who are going to change the world in the near future.
At Willis Towers, they have invested and continue to support the young tech-savvy population and they are already witnessing a preview of future changes in the insurance world powered by InsureTech. Michael Burwell believes that technology will continue to bring together smaller groups with similar interests and outlooks. According to Mike, technology has enabled him to do more with less and this has increased his efficiency and output.
More about Michael Burwell
Mike had a long and successful career at PwC before joining Willis Towers Watson. In his 31yrs long career at PwC, Burwell served in various positions including Head of Transaction Services in the US, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Global Transformation.
Mike is Certified Public Accountant and also serves as a board member of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. He attended Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting Option. He joined Willis Towers Watson in the year 2017.
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