Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the UK & Ireland CDAO Community

Constantin Beier

Chief Data Officer


Constantin Beier is the global Chief Data Officer for Aon and serves as a member of Aon’s Executive Leadership Team. He has held various roles related to data and analytics since 2011, including CEO of Aon’s Centre for Innovation & Analytics and COO of Aon Inpoint – the company’s analytics-based insurer consultancy business. 

Previously, Constantin helped build Aon Germany’s professional services client offering and served as COO of Aon Nordics. Constantin serves as a non-Executive Director for W.P. Carey Inc., New York and has extensive experience in non-public boards.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

In 2011, I joined Aon’s Centre for Innovation & Analytics in Dublin to build a bridge between business units and this newly established Centre of Excellence. Having experienced before what our clients and colleagues need to make better decisions, I was fascinated by the opportunity presented by new data and analytics capabilities. I have since implemented processes and tools necessary for data and analytics business innovation and application. 

Building on these experiences, I took on the CDO role to create data capabilities enabling colleague and client value strategies.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

“To lead is to serve” – in any organisation, the long-term success depends on leaders empowering and supporting others to become the best they can be.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role as a CDAO going in the next 1-2 years?

My role will continue to evolve with changing client needs. My focus will be determined by whatever is needed to help them make better decisions.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CDAO?

Understand how data drives decisions for colleagues and clients. Furthermore, assess the level of data maturity in your organisation to educate your investment of time and effort.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. I have always loved racket sports.
  2. I like to discover new places with my family.
  3. On my birthdays, I try to do something that I have not done before.

What is the value of joining an Evanta community?

Being able to discuss trends and share best practices with like-minded people from very different organisations.

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