Monday, January 12, 2009

Aon Consulting Adds Mark Oshima to Corporate Transactions Practice as Senior Vice President

Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), today announced that Mark Oshima has joined the Irvine office as senior vice president within the Corporate Transactions practice.

With more than 18 years of professional experience, Oshima will be responsible for post-merger integration services to Aon Consulting's large business-to-business clients, as well as helping build offerings focused on organizational efficiency and portfolio company optimization. He will also spearhead corporate initiatives within Aon Consulting's Talent Solutions group.

Oshima comes to Aon from human resources advisory firm Exequity, where he served as the west region leader and senior advisor for the company's M&A consulting business. He was also responsible for establishing Exequity's West coast presence. Previously, Oshima held global leadership positions in Hewitt Associates' consulting and outsourcing businesses.

"Aon is committed to hiring the industry's most talented professionals, and Mark is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of success in leading large-scale organizational change and transformation projects," said Mark Arian, Corporate Transactions Practice Leader with Aon Consulting. "We are thrilled to have Mark on our team."

Oshima holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California - Irvine and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

About Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting Worldwide is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with 2007 revenues of US$1.352 billion and more than 6,000 professionals in 117 offices worldwide. Aon Consulting is shaping the workplace of the future through benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions. Aon Consulting was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008. For more information on Aon, please visit

About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its 36,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Aon was named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 Insurance Survey.

In 2008, Aon ranked highest on the Business Insurance ranking of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues. Aon also was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007 and 2008, and was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 and 2008 by the readers of Business Insurance.

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