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Grant Thornton expands national Financial Services Advisory practice

Johan Joseph joins as principal to enhance insurance and business consulting capabilities

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"His wealth of knowledge and vast experience in the insurance sector will be valuable assets to our clients as we continue to expand Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory practice."
CHICAGO, IL --Johan Joseph has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a principal in the firm’s national Financial Services Advisory practice, based in Chicago.

Joseph has more than 25 years of management and advisory experience in the financial services industry. He has extensive experience in insurance, strategy formulation, relationship management, mergers and acquisitions, business development, banking, capital markets and investment management. In his new role, Joseph will support the growth of the firm’s insurance and business consulting offerings.

“As we demonstrated last year with the addition of Paul Makowski to enhance our risk management capabilities, Johan’s arrival highlights the firm’s continued commitment to building a comprehensive suite of financial services offerings,” said Nigel Smith, national managing principal of Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory practice. “His wealth of knowledge and vast experience in the insurance sector will be valuable assets to our clients as we continue to expand Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory practice.”

“Johan brings to Grant Thornton a combination of proven leadership skills, vast knowledge and a strong understanding of our dynamic clients’ needs throughout the Midwest region,” added Vince Tomkinson, Grant Thornton’s Midwest managing partner. “His arrival reinforces our commitment to the continued growth of the firm’s Chicago office.”

Most recently, Joseph was a managing director within the Strategy& Consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. There, he focused on life and annuities, property and casualty insurance, retirement services and wealth management. Prior, he was a senior vice president at Aviva Investors North America LLC, where he was accountable for strategy development and key execution initiatives in the U.S. retirement and life insurance marketplace for the firm’s Investment Management and Life and Annuity business lines.

Joseph is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Chicago Financial Analyst Society. He is also an accredited mortgage professional. He received a master’s of business administration degree in strategy and finance from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and economics from Northwestern University.

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