March 2, 2017

United States, San Francisco

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), announced today the appointment of Sheela Sukumaran as Technology Industry Leader, a newly created role. Ms. Sukumaran will lead a team of technology specialists, and joins Mercer’s existing energy, insurance, and financial services industry teams. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Sukumaran will be responsible for driving strategic alignment of business priorities with effective talent and HR strategies for technology sector clients, and driving the growth of Mercer’s technology industry-specific consulting capabilities globally. Ms. Sukumaran will report to Pat Milligan, Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer.

“Sheela is an accomplished human capital and strategic change consulting leader,” said Ms. Milligan. “She will be a tremendous asset as we continue to build our Technology Industry Team to focus on the specific, complex needs of our clients in the Technology sector. We are thrilled to bring such high-caliber talent to Mercer.” 

Ms. Sukumaran has more than 18 years of experience in human capital strategy and execution, business process optimization, HR technology implementation, and change management, specializing in the technology sector. Prior to joining Mercer, Ms. Sukumaran served as Director, People and Organization Practice, at PwC, from 2014-2017. Previously, she was the HCM Consulting and Cloud Practice Lead, High Tech and Manufacturing, at Infosys. She began her career in HR, serving across various industry sectors, including Banking, Technology, and Beverages. 

Ms. Sukumaran holds a Master’s in Business Management from XLRI Jamshedpur, India, and a Master’s in Economics from University of Madras, India. 

Mercer’s Industry Teams constantly evaluate market challenges and trends to deliver fresh perspectives and innovative approaches for clients.  The Industry Teams combine Mercer’s leading insights, extensive data, and analytical capabilities with clients’ business goals and objectives in order to achieve successful outcomes. 

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries.  Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of more than $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.