Marsh has appointed American Express (AmEx) veteran Sastry Durvasula to its newly created role of Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, effective 14 August. He will report to President of Global Risk & Specialties John Drzik.
In this new role, Mr Durvasula will be responsible for leading the strategic design, development, and delivery of Marsh’s digital capabilities, data and analytics, and client-facing technology across the firm’s global business. He will also be responsible for Marsh ClearSight, the provider of risk, safety, and claims management software.
Mr Durvasula was most recently AmEx’s Enterprise Head of Data and Digital Technology. He had overall responsibility for the transformation and delivery of AmEx’s internal- and external-facing data and digital capabilities. He has a track record of developing innovative and ground-breaking products, and had been with AmEx since 2002. He earned his Masters degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, holds several patents and plays an active role in leading industry consortia.