World Insurance Associates appoints Ken Bond as Chief Corporate Development Officer

World Insurance Associates LLC (World) has announced the appointment of industry veteran Ken Bond as Chief Corporate Development Officer.

In his new capacity, Bond will oversee corporate development for all three of World’s businesses, which include retail insurance, retirement plan and wealth management services, and wholesale insurance.

Rich Eknoian, Chief Executive Officer of World, expresses his excitement for Bond’s appointment, stating, “I am thrilled to have an industry leader like Ken join our talented team.”

He adds, “His expertise in building and leading strategic corporate development initiatives, in addition to sourcing and closing high-quality deals, will drive our acquisition growth strategy to new heights.”

With over 30 years of industry experience, notably in corporate development and strategic planning leadership roles, Bond brings a wealth of expertise to his new position.

Prior to joining World, Bond served as Head of Corporate Development at Cetera Financial Group, overseeing M&A activity for a $6 billion wealth management platform. Concurrently, he served as a Board Member on the M&A Leadership Council at Transaction Advisors.

Before that, Bond spent over 12 years at Aon, serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

Sharing his enthusiasm for his new role, Bond comments, “It is extremely exciting to join World during this time of explosive growth across all of its businesses.”

“I look forward to ramping up and partnering with the broader World team to deliver on the M&A strategic plan,” Bond concludes.

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