Mercer, the world’s leading consultancy in talent, health, retirement and investments, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), today announced the appointment of Mario Ferraro as the Regional Global Mobility Leader for Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), excluding Japan. The new hire reflects the growing importance of Mercer’s Global Mobility business in helping more companies to move talent around the world.
In his new role, Mr Ferraro will work alongside Global Mobility team members to grow and strengthen the business in these key growth markets. Based in Singapore, he will report to Puneet Swani, Information Solutions & Rewards Practice Leader, AMEA. His appointment was effective on 1January 2015.
Mr Ferraro joins Mercer from Deloitte, where he was the Director of the Human Capital Consulting practice across South East Asia. With more than 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of effective Global Mobility solutions in a variety of markets and industries, he is a recognised thought leader in this area.
During his career, Mr Ferraro has assisted a wide range of multi-national organisations to enhance their ability to move talent and knowledge across borders. His commitment to developing the mobility sector is demonstrated by his significant contribution to the work of Worldwide ERC, the leading global association representing mobility professionals. In 2013, he also received the inaugural ‘Asia Pacific Global Mobility Professional of the Year’ award from the Forum for Expatriate Management.
Gaurav D. Garg, Region President, Growth Markets, Mercer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mario to the business. ASEAN is fast becoming a major hub for multi-national companies. His extensive consulting and hands-on operational experience is a huge asset to us, especially in talent mobility, an area of growing importance to our clients in this part of the world. His appointment underlines our continued commitment to helping our clients manage their increasingly globalized footprint.”
Mr Ferraro added: “I am excited to join a highly-respected and growing team. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to provide market-leading Global Mobility solutions that enable international corporations to effectively manage their talent across borders.”
Elsewhere in the ASEAN business, Dhruv Mehra has been appointed as ASEAN M&A Leader, based in Singapore. Promoted from his previous position as ASEAN M&A Engagement Manager, he will continue to coordinate M&A opportunities in India as the designated India M&A Coordinator.
Mr Mehra joined the ASEAN M&A Team in April 2014 from Mercer’s US Private Equity M&A Team in New York, having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
In addition, Roch Tay, Principal and Senior M&A Consultant, has assumed additional responsibilities leading the Global M&A Ready program in the Growth Markets and The Global Advantage initiative in ASEAN.
Mr Tay joined Mercer from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in July 2011. He has advised corporate buyers and HR on multiple ASEAN inward and outbound M&A transactions. He received an MBA from the Manchester Business School and is also a Chartered Accountant (Fellow member) with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the UK, as well as a non-practicing member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
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