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MEET Laura Punzón

Team Leader

Team Companies, Transport and International

Segment Claims department

Location Madrid, Spain

Year hired 2015

University University Rey Juan Carlos, Business Sciences and Business Administration

Personal interests

Walking in the country, passing time with friends and traveling.

Can you describe your career progression within Willis Towers Watson?

I came into the company in 2015 as a claim handler on the Companies, Transport and International team. Two years later I became a team leader.

Can you tell us about the day-to-day responsibilities of your job?

I currently lead a team of seven people handling Company, Cargo, Commercial and International claims. My day-to-day duties consist of running the team, attending to their questions, overseeing the deadlines established for the revision of claims, supporting the team as needed, and addressing client feedback.

What are the key challenges of your role? How have you overcome them?

My biggest challenge has been to assume a managerial role and take on responsibility for the entire department. I continued working on my day-to-day tasks, but with a higher level of responsibility, and I also work to make my team feel supported.

What training and development opportunities have you received in your role?

I received support from my superiors. When one has a strong commitment to the company, development opportunities are possible.

What is your proudest achievement since joining Willis Towers Watson?

I’ve worked in the Business Support Claims department, which handles high-frequency claims with maximum productivity, since its inception. Working together, this team has improved claim handling and created a more efficient process for our clients.

How would you describe the culture at Willis Towers Watson?

The culture is dedicated to serving clients with proven solutions that can be targeted to their needs.

Was there anything that surprised you about your role or the company?

The warm attitude and transparency shown to all colleagues was a nice surprise, as this wasn’t what I had experienced in other multinational companies.

What is your hope for your career in the future?

I would like to continue growing personally and professionally with this great company, and help meet our business and strategy objectives while looking to increase value for our shareholders and clients.

Based on your experience, what advice would you give someone considering employment with Willis Towers Watson?

With hard work and patience, you can meet all the challenges that come your way.

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