Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced the appointment of Greg Besio, a senior executive of the firm since 2007, as Chief Human Resources Officer. Besio replaces Jeremy Farmer, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources, who will serve as a senior adviser to Besio as part of a previously planned retirement transition.
"The commitment to our 60,000 global colleagues and to developing our talent has never been greater," said Greg Case, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon. "Greg Besio has been an active and key participant in Aon's most important strategic business priorities since joining our firm, and I am delighted that he will now lead our global HR function and drive our talent strategy."
Since joining Aon, Besio has led a number of strategic initiatives and has served in various roles, including head of global strategy, chief information officer, and chief administrative officer, where both human resources and information technology reported to him. Most recently, as executive integration leader, Besio has led the integration of Aon-Hewitt, the leading human resources solutions firm. Prior to joining Aon, Besio led Motorola's Mobile Device Business' global team of 4,500 software developers, a role he assumed after leading Motorola's corporate strategy team.
"Aon is dedicated to being the best in the world in developing talent, both for our clients and for our firm," Besio said. "Aon has an unparalleled commitment to building for the future, and we understand the critical role our firm can play in the global economy by creating the right environment and best practices to develop, attract and retain the very best talent in our industry in order to serve our clients."
Regarding Farmer's transition, Case said, "On behalf of all Aon colleagues, I want to thank Jeremy for his tremendous dedication to our firm and for his leadership and guidance of our global HR team. Over the past eight years, Jeremy has helped lead our firm through many changes, including the mergers with Benfield and Hewitt Associates, as well as numerous market and regulatory changes. I appreciate very much his willingness to stay on as an adviser on HR issues to Greg Besio and our executive team."
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