Eric Andersen serves as Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield, the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. Aon Benfield provides Treaty and Facultative brokerage service and advice, and provides investment banking, analytic, claims, and management consulting services and advice to insurance and reinsurance companies.
He also plays a key role as a member of Aon Risk Solutions’ Global Executive Committee, which guides the operations of both ARS and Aon Benfield.
Eric most recently served as CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Americas, based in New York City. In this role, he was responsible for leading Aon’s largest geographic unit with 14,000 colleagues on teams in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and throughout Latin America.
Throughout his 19-year career at Aon in Aon Risk Solutions, Eric has served in a number of important leadership positions including ARS U.S. Retail field leader, CEO of Aon Global Americas’ global account segment, national co-Managing Director of Aon’s Financial Services Group, and Resident Managing Director of Aon in Southern California.
Eric first joined Aon in 1997 via the acquisition of Minet. Prior to that, Eric also worked in London for a period at Alexander Howden in London’s Devonshire Square.
Andersen earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University.
He sits on the board of Covenant House New Jersey, an organization that helps homeless, at-risk and runaway youth in New Jersey.