4 October 2017

Switzerland, Zürich

Samuel Lisse has taken lead of Mercer Switzerland as CEO since 28 September 2017.

The dual citizen of Switzerland and South Africa holds a federal diploma in pension fund management from Fachschule für Personalvorsorge (Professional School for Employee Benefits) with over 15 years of international experience in the pension funds industry. He worked as pension fund leader at Alexander Forbes Financial Services in Johannesburg for 8 years. Previous to this, Samuel Lisse held positions at Assurinvest (pension manager) and Swiss Life Pension Services (actuarial consultant). Lisse joins Mercer from the Vita Collective Foundation where he served as CEO for 6 years.

Under Samuel Lisse’s leadership, Mercer’s position as a consulting leader in the areas of retirement, investment, rewards and HR-management will be strengthened. “I look forward to the new position and aim to set new strategic accents and to drive growth in the various lines of business”, said Lisse.

“Samuel Lisse brings comprehensive professional expertise as well as extensive knowledge of the market and clients’ requirements. Switzerland is and remains an important growth market for us and I am convinced that Samuel Lisse will drive our consultancy business forward significantly”, said Achim Lüder, CEO of the Central & Eastern Europe region at Mercer.

Samuel Lisse succeeds Catherine Schoendorff who, after two and a half successful years at the top of Mercer in Switzerland, has decided to refocus on her life in Germany and to engage in new projects.

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Mercer is a global consulting and solutions leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 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 annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, 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.

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With around 130 employees in Zurich and Nyon, Mercer is one of the leading providers of retirement services as well as investment consulting and solutions in Switzerland. In addition, Mercer supports organizations in the areas of human capital and rewards management.