Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings, a global insurance broker, has named Tony Melia as CEO of Willis Re International.

Willis Re says that, effective immediately, Melia, who has been with Willis Re since 1988, will lead the International Business Unit, which covers Europe, Asia, Latin America and emerging markets business. Based in London, Melia will report to John Cavanagh, CEO of Willis Re.

Originally responsible for generating business growth in southern Europe, Melia has held a number of posts within Willis Re, the company says, including establishing the company’s first analytics department and creating and developing Willis Re’s financial modeling platform, Willis iFM. Most recently, as managing director of European business, Melia was responsible for reinsurance placements of some of Europe’s largest insurance groups.

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