Willis Towers Watson recently appointed Arvind Usretay as its director-rewards practice, India. Usretay, who was the rewards leader at EY before he joined the global advisory broking and solutions company, has over 15 years of experience. He joined Willis Towers Watson on 15 December,2016.
Usretay has worked across industries and verticals, such as IT solutions, banking, life insurance and consulting domains and has over five years of experience in leadership roles with P/L management responsibilities. A business management graduate from the ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, Usretay started his career as an executive at Sify in 2001. He then moved to NIIT as asst manager - business development in 2003, post which he worked with ICICI bank for a year.
In 2005, Usretay moved to Max New York Life as the head - project mangement (Bancassurance & DST). From thereon, he kept moving up the corporate grids as he worked across business roles with DLF Pramerica Life Insurance and Bharti Axa Life Insurance before being appointed as the country business leader at Mercer Consulting in 2011. He worked with Mercer for close to four years before moving to EY in 2015.
Talking of his appointment, Sambhav Rakyan, data services practice leader, Asia Pacific, Willis Towers Watson says, “We’re delighted to welcome Arvind to lead our Rewards Practice in India. With close to 20 years of quality experience in total rewards, compensation and benefits benchmark and design, variable pay design and governance, his appointment significantly strengthens our industry-experienced leadership and is well timed for Willis Towers Watson to consolidate its leadership position in the HR data, software and advisory space in India. We are confident Arvind will add significant value across our client portfolio.”
Sharing his views about his new role, Usretay says, “I am excited to be joining Willis Towers Watson, a firm with a strong track record in helping clients design and differentiate their employee value proposition to become an employer of choice. Pay programmes have never been more important in attracting and retaining the right talent and I keenly look forward to working with clients in delivering practical and innovative solutions in meeting this challenge.”