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Mercer recently announced the appointment of Phil Shirley to the role of Greater China & Hong Kong M&A leader and Stan Feng to the role of Mercer China M&A leader.
Phil Shirley, formerly Mercer Hong Kong M&A Leader will now oversee Mercer’s M&A advisory business in Greater China, based in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in employee benefits and M&A consulting having started his career in the UK in 1990 and subsequently moved to Asia in 1996. Mr Shirley has worked on numerous due diligence and post-merger integration projects. He advises Mercer’s clients on the design, funding, accounting and governance of their Asian HR and employee benefit programs and is a regular speaker on related topics. He specializes in cross-border deals and has advised large Asian companies on their acquisitions in Europe and North America. Mr Shirley is currently leading Mercer's intellectual capital and business development efforts in the area of Asian outbound M&A.
Prior to joining Mercer’s M&A team, Mr Shirley led Mercer's Asian Retirement Risk & Finance business. A graduate of Salford University, United Kingdom, he is also a member of the Institute of Actuaries.
Stan Feng, now leads Mercer China’s M&A advisory business working closely with Phil Shirley. Building on his 15 years of experience with Mercer both in the US and in China, Mr Feng has had significant involvement in M&A work through the years, particularly in 2011 when Mercer successfully sold several large scale, cross-border, multiple line-of-business projects to strategic buyers located in China. Mr Feng was based in Mercer’s Boston office for 10 years before relocating to China in 2004.
Prior to joining Mercer’s M&A business, Mr Feng led Mercer China’s Retirement business. During his tenure with Mercer’s Retirement and International consulting practice, he worked with Mercer colleagues globally in assisting multinationals on a wide range of human resources issues. Mr Feng has an MBA from Georgetown University and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.
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