Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh and McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has announced the appointment of senior executive Juckchai Boonyawat in the role of CEO for Mercer Thailand.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the finance and consulting sectors, Mr Boonyawat most recently held the role of Managing Director at Family Know-How (Money Channel), formerly a joint venture entity of the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Prior to this, Mr Boonyawat led the in-house investment consulting team and managed distribution channels in his role as the Bangkok-based Chief Distribution Officer at Manulife Asset Management for five years. He was also the Regional Assistant Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing for AIA’s Group Employee Benefits (EB) in Thailand.
Mercer Asia CEO Renée McGowan said Mr Boonyawat’s leadership skills and experience in health and wealth would drive further growth for Mercer Thailand.
“Thailand is one of Mercer’s fastest growing markets in Asia. We’re renowned for our workforce consulting capabilities in the region, and we’re also becoming increasingly recognized for our expertise in the areas of investment consulting and employee benefits across Asia,” Ms McGowan said.
“With Juckchai leading Mercer in Thailand, we will grow our capacity to deliver on the needs of local businesses and their people. We will be their partners in enabling sustainable growth, creating healthier workforces, and helping their employees become future-ready,” she said.
Mr Boonyawat said while Mercer was recognized as a global leader, its solutions were tailored to the local market, leveraging deep expertise in the Asia region.
“Mercer has a long history of helping Asian businesses and their people grow, and a strong understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by local businesses. This specialized knowledge, combined with their expertise on a global and regional level, will serve Thai businesses well, particularly as interest in investing in local businesses from across the Asia Pacific region continues,” said Mr Boonyawat.
“I’m looking forward to leading Mercer’s team in Thailand and growing our capacity to help more clients achieve their health, wealth and career goals,” he said.
Mr Boonyawat joins Mercer as of 10 June. His appointment follows the departure of former CEO of Mercer Thailand Dr Ake Ayawongs, who joined Mercer’s team in San Francisco in May.
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce.
Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With some 75,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.asean.mercer.com.