Aon Names Benefits Practice Leader for the Americas

Aon Consulting Worldwide announced that Francois Choquette will join the Global Benefits practice as senior vice president and leader of the Americas team, which covers the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Choquette will be responsible for continuing to build the global benefits service offerings, brand, and talent in the Americas, according to the announcement. He will join the firm on January 20, 2009, and will be based in San Francisco.

Choquette has worked for Mercer for 20 years, developing expertise in a broad range of international human resources areas including mergers and acquisitions, global compensation and benefit design, global actuarial, global governance policies, multinational pooling, and employee mobility. Most recently, he led Mercer’s International Retirement Specialty Group for the Americas and its West Coast International Group.

“As organizations look for ways to control costs in their new or expanding global operations, Francois’ leadership and expertise in international consulting will help provide clients with the best solutions to meet their needs,” said Piyush Chaudhari, Aon Consulting’s Global Benefits practice leader, in the announcement.