Mercer Announces Management Shifts

Mercer announced a number of management changes in its Investments and Retirement, Risk & Finance businesses.

Andrew Kirton, Global Head of Investment Consulting at Mercer, will assume the newly-created role of Global Chief Investment Officer; Asghar Alam, formerly U.S. Regional Business Leader for Retirement, Risk & Finance, will succeed Kirton; and David Goldenberg, Mercer’s General Counsel, will move into the Investment business as Global Head of Solutions Management – all reporting to Phil de Cristo, President and Group Executive of Investments.  

Jacques Goulet, currently Regional Business Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Retirement, Risk & Finance, will move to the United States to assume the U.S. role, succeeding Alam and reporting to Simon O’Regan, President of the Retirement, Risk & Finance consulting business.  According to a news release, until a successor is named to assume Goulet’s current responsibilities, Gilles Beneplanc, Region Leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, who has a deep understanding of Mercer’s Retirement, Risk & Finance business, will assume this role as well.  

Jeff Schutes will continue as leader of Mercer Investment Consulting in the U.S. and will report to Alam.Rich Nuzum will continue as President and Global Business Leader of Mercer’s Investment Management business, reporting to de Cristo.  

The news release said that prior to joining Mercer in 1996, Alam led both Wyatt’s U.S. and global investment consulting practices. At Mercer hehas held a number of leadership positions, culminating in leading the U.S. Retirement, Risk & Finance business over the last few years.Goulet has many years of experience in Mercer’s retirement business, initially in Canada and subsequently in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.