Mercer to Name Bala Viswanathan Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Viswanathan’s appointment will become effective upon the closing of the transaction between Mercer’s parent company, Marsh and McLennan Companies, and JLT. The transaction remains subject to the receipt of certain antitrust and financial regulatory approvals.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Viswanathan will work across Mercer to drive enhancements to the company’s offshore, technology and systems capabilities as well as client satisfaction and user experiences.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Viswanathan served as JLT’s Chief Operating Officer and has a long track record of successfully leading global business operations.

“Pending the outcome of the regulatory process, we look forward to welcoming Bala to Mercer in this strategically important role,” said Mr. Portalatin. “His successful career at JLT and his understanding of both operations and the global employee benefits market will further enhance our industry leadership, client relationships and organizational effectiveness. He will be a valued addition to Mercer’s executive team.”

“I look forward to taking on the COO role at Mercer and adding my perspective and insights to the strategic direction and success of the firm,” added Mr. Viswanathan.