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Michael Lewars

Michael joined William Russell in 2018 and is a member of the company’s senior leadership team. He runs the company’s sales teams worldwide, and before the pandemic, he was accustomed to jetting between London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Away from work, he’s a father of three and a husband of one, an avid F1 fan, and a long-suffering Arsenal supporter.

Michael Lewars

Commercial Director

With over 25 years of experience in private healthcare, I know my way around the international health and protection markets better than most. I’ve worked both for insurers (including BUPA and Aetna) and brokers, dealing with many different customer segments and commercial situations.

At William Russell, my primary focuses are commercial enablement, driving improvements to our member experience, and managing strategic relationships with brokers and insurance partners around the world. From webinars to face-to-face consultations with customers, I’m involved with different teams right across the business.

We've recently launched an exciting programme of technology and product development. It's all about making our customers' lives easier and making it easier for our brokers and insurance partners to do business with us. We already have a strong reputation, but what we're doing now will help us cement our position as the leading independent provider of expat insurance worldwide.
Michael Lewars
Commercial Director

Latest Articles by Michael Lewars

8 Ways Insurance Brokers Can Adapt to a Post-COVID World

How insurance brokers can uncover opportunities for international insurance and other benefits in a post-covid landscape.

Guide on Relocating Employees Overseas in 2021

Employees who are satisfied with their benefits package are more likely to be loyal to their employers.

How Brexit Changes the Way We Work with Brokers

Brexit has changed the way we work with brokers in the UK and the EU. We explain how, why, and when.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

At William Russell we know that having a gender balanced workplace contributes to the diversity of thought we need to best service our members.

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