28 September 2015

Philippines, Manila

Mercer and The Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) today announced that they have signed an agreement to have Mercer become PSIA’s consulting partner for talent initiatives in the technology industry in the Philippines. This partnership forms part of PSIA’s vision to drive innovation in the Philippine software products and services industry and increase its global market share.

As a strategic, consulting partner, Mercer will help PSIA develop greater insight into the people-related issues crucial to enhancing the Philippine Software Industry.

Under the aegis of this partnership, Mercer will undertake in-depth quarterly talent research and work with PSIA’s more than 146 member companies in developing actionable insights to improve human resources in the IT and Software Development industry.

“We are very excited and proud to partner with PSIA and look forward to bringing Mercer’s market-leading expertise in talent consulting to bear in the rapidly-evolving Philippine software industry,” said Ms. Godelieve Van Dooren, Mercer’s Market Business Leader ASEAN, Information Solutions.

"PSIA is delighted to have Mercer come on board as our consulting partner. This partnership will be a catalyst for growth and we are always looking for ways to bring forth world-class research to our member companies, to help them expand into global markets. This partnership is another positive step in that direction," said Mr. Jonathan D. De Luzuriaga, President of the PSIA.

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 more than 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

About PSIA

Established in 1988, PSIA is a non-stock and non-profit organization involved in promoting the Philippines as the preferred choice for software development and IT services. PSIA is the premier organization for all IT and Software Development activities in the Philippines. The PSIA also spearheads the promotion of the industry as well as initiatives that enhances the growth and global competitiveness of the Philippine IT and Software industry. PSIA’s mission is to drive the Philippine software services and products industry to attain and sustain global leadership in market share, mindshare, and innovation.