Mercer expands talent team in Asia Pacific

Mercer expands talent team in Asia Pacific

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Mercer announces senior appointments and talent team expansion in Asia Pacific

  • 15 September 2015
  • Asia Pacific, Hong Kong
  • Billy Wong appointed Managing Director and Hong Kong Business Leader
     
  • Francis Goh appointed Singapore Country Leader 

  • Ongoing investment signals growing demand for talent consulting services

 

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, has announced several senior appointments in Hong Kong and Singapore in direct response to client and market demand. The news coincides with expansion in the company’s talent consulting business across the region.

Billy Wong, Managing Director and Business Leader in Hong Kong and Francis Goh, Country Leader in Singapore, are tasked with continuing to drive Mercer’s business and sales growth in their respective markets.

Mr. Wong and Mr. Goh both report to Lisa Sun, Managing Director and Partner, Asia Market for Mercer and will be responsible for the company’s Hong Kong and Singapore operations respectively, including ensuring effective collaboration between businesses and delivering enhanced business performance and positive employee engagement.

Commenting on the appointments, Ms. Sun said: “Mercer is the industry leader in Asia Pacific and we continue to invest in growth markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong. The appointments of Mr. Goh and Mr. Wong reinforce our commitment to clients in this region. The two industry veterans will take our business to the next level and our clients will benefit from their extensive consultancy experience.”

Mercer has also welcomed Jon Robinson as ASEAN Executive Rewards Leader, Kwong Hui Hen as Senior Associate, Executive Rewards, both based in Singapore and Mr. Robert Li as Talent Consulting Business Leader, based in Hong Kong. These appointments come in response to increasing demand for talent consulting and advisory services across Asia Pacific and, in particular, employee remuneration and benefits design services.

Mr. Robinson, Mr. Kwong and Mr. Li will report to Shai Ganu, Mercer’s Market Business Leader – Talent Consulting, Asia Region.

Commenting on the expansion of the company’s talent consulting business, Mr. Ganu said: “Recruiting the right talent and retaining them has always been a key issue for businesses in Asia. The integration of the ASEAN Economic Community by end of this year will bring opportunities and challenges for both employers and employees. Mercer’s clients depend upon us to help them design the most suitable talent strategy for their business. These key appointments will ensure we are in the strongest possible position to provide best-in-class consultancy to our clients in Asia.”

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 performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries and the firm operates in over 130 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 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, 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 www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

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