John M. Bremen

Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits, and Chief Innovation and Acceleration Officer, Willis Towers Watson

John Bremen is the Managing Director, Human Capital & Benefits, and Global Head of Thought Leadership and Innovation.

John advises on complex human capital issues to the world’s largest organizations, as well as high-growth early-stage enterprises. He leads multi-year research efforts on human capital issues and the future of the human resources profession. He co-founded Willis Towers Watson’s CHRO Thinking Ahead Group, which was established to provide a forum for innovative, disruptive, and early-adopting CHROs to share perspectives, conduct research, and prioritize and collaborate on topics that are driving their global human capital business agendas.

At Willis Towers Watson, John has led multiple businesses and practice areas across Human Capital & Benefits, including Compensation, Health & Benefits, and Talent & Rewards. Earlier in his career, John was a management consultant at Johnson & Higgins’ Sibson Consulting, a member of the HR team at The Walt Disney Company, and a Partner at the Center for Workforce Effectiveness.

John has been a featured speaker at global and industry conferences, is a frequent author and has been quoted in the business press in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas, in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, The South China Morning Post, CFO Magazine, São Paulo Valor Econômico, and the Singapore Straits-Times. He also has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, and CNN.

John received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with majors in organizational behavior and management strategy. He also holds a B.A. from Northwestern, including a special certificate in Business Institutions.

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