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Paul Harrietha assumes the chairmanship of Abelica Global

CHICAGO ‒ The Council of Abelica Global, a leading worldwide network of independent actuarial consulting firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Harrietha as Chairman effective November 1, 2014. Harrietha is currently a Principal and Head of the Communications & Change Management Practice at Eckler Ltd., Canada’s largest independently owned actuarial consulting firm. He succeeds Stephen Ainsworth of BWCI Group as Chairman following the completion of a successful six”year term.

In his expanded role, Harrietha assumes responsibility for the strategic direction and growth of the network, with a particular focus on business development. As he comments, “it is an extremely exciting time for the network firms and the clients they serve. Building off several recent collaborative initiatives and client successes, particularly related to mergers and acquisitions, we are well positioned to expand our market share in a significant way.”

The assessment is supported fully by Jeff Stevenson, President and CEO of October Three, Abelica Global’s member firm in the United States. “We are excited about the energy and perspective that Paul brings to the position,” Stevenson notes. “We believe that our expanded access to global expertise, tools and resources will help us serve our existing clients even more effectively, whether it is on a local, regional or international basis.”

Harrietha is particularly enthusiastic about what appears to be a shifting focus on the part of international and multi”national employers. “Our recent experience confirms that, in an increasingly complex global business world, clients are placing a premium on local knowledge – and the flexibility and agility that independent firms can provide. It’s all about combining local wisdom, global vision, and a desire to work closely with clients to build meaningful and pragmatic solutions in real time.”

About Abelica Global

For more than two decades, Abelica Global has been a leading international provider of financial consulting services relating to employee benefits, investments, insurance, and healthcare to a full spectrum of business and governmental clients. The organisation is comprised of financially and legally independent actuarial and related consulting firms represented in principal cities worldwide. This independence, commitment to excellence and entrepreneurial spirit – coupled with a depth of expertise and solid understanding of both local and international markets – enables Abelica Global firms to provide services of the highest quality to clients anywhere in the world.

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