Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Elizebeth Varghese Joins Aon Consulting as Talent Solutions Practice Leader

Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), today announced that Elizebeth Varghese has joined the organization as senior vice president and U.S. leader for the Talent Solutions practice, which specializes in workforce selection, leadership development and talent management for broad-based and senior executive employees.

"We welcome Elizebeth to Aon Consulting," said Cindy Keaveney, executive vice president, Human Capital practice leader, with Aon Consulting. "She has significant experience in working with companies in all industries and geographies to maximize their investment in people and to drive business results. This is especially critical in today's environment, as several organizations are faced with the dilemma of increased productivity with fewer workers. Many now realize that mass layoffs come with the price of decreased production and increased litigation, worsening an already challenging situation. We work with companies to provide strategy, direction and solutions to some of the most complex organizational challenges, and Elizebeth will be instrumental in ensuring we continue to provide this type of world-class service."

Prior to joining Aon Consulting, Varghese led the North American Corporate Transformation group at Hewitt Associates, focusing on improving business results through people strategies. A principal at Hewitt, she also led global HR design and delivery work for the Talent and Organization Consulting practice. With Aon Consulting, Varghese will be responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Talent Solutions group.

Varghese grew up in India, and has worked with clients around the world. She has MBAs from Columbia Business School and the London Business School. She also has a master's degree from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, and a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Bombay College of Pharmacy.

Varghese joined Aon Consulting on April 27, and is based in New York City.

About the Talent Solutions Practice

Aon Consulting's talent solutions consulting group specializes in workforce selection, management, and development. The firm's doctorate-level industrial-organizational psychologists partner with clients on talent acquisition and talent management solutions, whether clients need completely customized systems or ready-to-implement products. Click here to learn more about Aon Consulting's Human Capital and Management Consulting expertise.

About Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting Worldwide is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with 2008 revenues of $1.358 billion and more than 6,300 professionals in 117 offices worldwide. Aon Consulting works with organizations to improve business performance and shape the workplace of the future through employee 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 www.aon.mediaroom.com.

About Aon

Aon Corporation is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 37,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 and 2009 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007 and 2008, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 and 2008 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com/.

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