Arms, who will be based at Marsh’s world headquarters in New York, will be responsible for leading the firm’s employee benefits business around the world, according to the announcement. He will report jointly to Joseph McSweeny, president, U.S./Canada, and Alexander Moczarski, president, International.
In the United States, Arms will work to expand the collaboration that exists between Marsh and Mercer, a provider of consulting, outsourcing, and investment solutions in the human resources and financial areas. He also will focus on specific segments, such as small businesses.
Outside the U.S., Arms will work closely with Marsh’s country and regional leaders throughout the world to enhance joint Marsh-Mercer operations, as well as employee benefits activities in countries where Marsh is the sole Marsh McLennan Company provider of employee benefits services.
Arms was most recently chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings’ Global Employee Benefits Practice. Prior to that he was chief marketing officer and International CEO of UnitedHealth Group.