GLOBAL - Towers Watson has appointed Paul Morris as regional leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He replaces Babloo Ramamurthy, who is retiring after 34 years at the company.
Morris joined the company in 1988 as an international consultant in the New York office before relocating to London soon afterwards. Since then he has been an account director and consulted with a number of Towers Watson's multinational clients, both in Europe and the US, advising them on international benefits and reward issues. For the past six years he has been the office leader for the Reigate office, which is one of Towers Watson's largest offices globally. Morris takes on the new role from 1 September.
Ramamurthy said: "Paul has built an outstanding reputation with clients and colleagues alike during his time with the firm, and he is well placed to guide our business going forward. Under Paul's leadership our EMEA business has a very exciting future."
Morris added: "I am excited to be taking over from Babloo at this fascinating and challenging time in the development of our EMEA business. Babloo has led and grown the EMEA business in an admirable fashion over the past seven years and laid a strong foundation upon which I aim to build."
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