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Aon Appoints Environmental Veteran to Oversee Risk Management Services for Clients in Far East, Asia and Australia

SINGAPORE and CHICAGO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), the world's leading provider of global risk management and consulting services, today announced Jim Finnamore will join the firm in January as regional director of Aon Environmental Services Group, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will coordinate the delivery of the unit's services to clients in the APAC region.


Finnamore brings over 15 years of industry experience to Aon. He has held senior broking and underwriting positions with brokers and insurance companies in Europe, Bermuda and Asia. Most recently, Finnamore served as senior vice president for Marsh, where he developed and managed the company's environmental liability practice for Asia.

He has managed all forms of environmental insurance, including site-specific liability, remediation cost overrun and lender liability programs. Finnamore's specialized experience consists of extensive work in risk assessment, guaranteed maximum cost remediation contracts and financial modeling of exposures for industrial, insurance and banking clients. He also has advised governments and industry on a range of environmental matters, and was involved in placements of coverage for merger and acquisition transactions, large industrial accounts, construction projects and the international operations of global corporations.

"Environmental risk management is an emerging concern in the Far East, Asia and Australia, and Jim's background in the region complements Aon Environmental Services Group's unparalleled expertise in the industry," stated Peter Breitstone, global CEO of Aon Environmental Services Group.

Ted Hodgkinson, Aon's chief commercial officer for the APAC region, added, "Jim leads by example, and will offer Aon's clients in this region of the world the distinctive value and innovative solutions required to meet this overwhelming demand."

Finnamore earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Imperial College in London and was one of three international recipients of Risk & Insurance Magazine's Power Broker designation in 2008. He has authored numerous articles and guidance documents for private firms and governmental agencies.

About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its 36,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Aon was named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008 Insurance Survey. In 2008, Aon ranked highest on the Business Insurance ranking of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues. Aon also was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007 and 2008, and was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 and 2008 by the readers of Business Insurance. Sign up to receive Aon news alerts by email or RSS feed at:

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