Willis Towers Watson has appointed Stephanie Pariot as a divisional director in its financial solutions team.

The team provides solutions in political risk, trade credit, terrorism and political violence, structured finance and contingent aviation, and offers project finance consultancy services.

Pariot has more than 10 years of investment banking experience and has held positions at Crédit Agricole CIB in London and Dresdner Kleinwort (now Commerzbank) in both New York and London.

She is a seasoned loan professional with extensive experience in loan distribution via primary syndications and credit risk insurance.

Paul Davidson, chairman of financial solutions at Willis Towers Watson, comments on the hire: “We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to our team of 120 dedicated political risk and credit specialists operating within the financial solutions global platform around the world. Our business is very focused upon mitigating emerging and developed market country and counterparty risk aggregations in a capital efficient manner for our large portfolio of financial institution clients. We greatly value the opportunity to incorporate a former banker within our team to enhance our skill set and knowledge base for the benefit of these major buyers of our insurance products and services.”