Mercer today announced three senior-level appointments to align its Investments and Retirement organizations to take advantage of opportunities and provide for leadership continuity in Europe and in the Growth Markets.
- Andrew Kirton has been appointed head of Mercer’s Investments business in Europe, succeeding Tom Geraghty, who, as previously announced, has assumed the post of market leader and CEO for Ireland.
- Jeff Schutes has been appointed head of Mercer’s Investments business in the Growth Markets, a newly created position, which includes Asia, Middle East and Turkey, Africa, and Latin America.
- Akhil Sethi has been appointed head of Mercer’s Retirement business in the Growth Markets, a newly created position
All three individuals are experienced professionals who have successfully held a number of leadership positions at Mercer and who can draw upon an impressive breadth of knowledge in their new roles.Andrew Kirton joined Mercer in 1998, has more than 25 years’ experience in the investment consulting industry, and, since 2010, has been Mercer’s Global Chief Investment Officer. Previously, he held head of business positions for the global and European Investment Consulting business. Jeff Schutes has held a number of senior leadership positions since he joined Mercer in 1995, most recently serving as Global Leader of Manager Research and head of Mercer’s Latin America Investments business. He previously led Mercer’s US Investment Consulting business. Akhil Sethi joined Mercer in 1987 and most recently was Global Chief Operating Officer for Mercer’s Retirement business. He has held a number of key positions for Mercer in New York, London and Singapore, including serving as CFO for Mercer Asia and CFO for Mercer Europe. 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 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.