JLT is an international risk specialist and employee benefits organisation; one of the largest companies of its type in the world. It’s a London Stock Exchange listed company with a global presence in the risk and insurance market as well as pensions and benefits sectors, employing over 6000 people worldwide. JLT reported turnover app¬roaching £620m with a profit before tax of around £100m in a difficult market in 2009.
"My mission with JLT is to fix the infrastructure and to the point where it's almost silent and invisible to our customers, then use its capabilities to engage with them on the important issues like how we grow globally and enter new markets. That's the stuff I get quite excited about,” the CIO told the magazine in a 2010 interview.
Signing a new outsourcing contract for major parts of the JLT infrastructure and processes was Cohen's initial challenge on arrival.
“Ian Cohen is very entrepreneurial and fights the good fights and his turnaround of an outsourcing deal here is very good.”
The panel agreed Cohen had pulled off a timely renewal of the IT strategy in a financial services provider just when it was most required and that his vision for what cloud computing and process re-engineering can do for the organisation are examples of a good transformative CIO.
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