Mercer appoints new chief people officer

His most recent role at the company was CEO of Mercer Germany

Mercer appoints new chief people officer

Mercer, a subsidiary under Marsh & McLennan, this week announced Achim Lüder as its new chief people officer.

Lüder has been with Mercer for over 15 years and was most recently CEO of Mercer Germany. He will be replacing Marcelo Modica, who has left the company after eight years.

He reports to Carmen Fernandez, Marsh & McLennan’s incoming CHRO and joins the Mercer executive leadership team led by Martine Ferland, president and CEO of Mercer and vice chair, Marsh & McLennan.

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“We are delighted to announce Achim as our new chief people officer,” said Ferland. “He brings real passion for the success of our colleagues and a deep knowledge of our business to the role.

“During his time at Mercer, Achim has honed his understanding of our culture, our business and what makes our people successful. He leads with a combination of clear strategy, care for colleagues and clients, and strong execution focus – ideal capabilities as we reinvent to be successful in an evolving ‘new normal’.

“With change comes new opportunity, and how we enable all of our colleagues to be part of the journey has never been more important.”

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Lüder is based in Frankfurt, Germany and will be responsible for driving Mercer’s global people strategy, including building a diverse workforce and inclusive environment for over 25,000 colleagues across 44 countries.

During his tenure with the company, he has been in several senior leadership positions, including COO of the EMEA retirement business and CFO of the EMEA region.

His role as CEO of Mercer Germany will be succeeded by Norman Dreger, who has held various leadership roles in Mercer Canada.

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