Dr. Ake Ayawongs

Leadership Profile

Dr. Ake Ayawongs

CEO, Mercer Thailand


Ake is a partner and CEO of Mercer Thailand. He advises organizations on human capital issues resulting from international business expansion, M&A, business transformations, and changes in employee health, wealth and career programs.

Ake has extensive consulting experience working with Fortune 500 and Asian multinational companies across a range of functional disciplines, including strategy development, HR due diligence, post-merger integration, organization redesign, various aspects of talent management, diversity & inclusiveness, communication & change management. He has worked with clients in the energy (utilities, resource, oil & gas, petrochemical), financial services (banking, insurance), high-tech, pharmaceutical, retail, consumer goods, and professional services industries.

He is a regular speaker on topics like M&A, leadership, international HRM, and culture integration in Asia.

Ake holds a Master of Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a doctorate in business administration from the Manchester Business School. He has also completed the M&A Executive Program at the Wharton School. Ake is a Member of the Thai Institute of Directors.