JLT Deputy CEO Arvind Laddha is the new CEO of Mercer in India

19 March 2019 Consultancy.in

Global health and wealth management consultancy Mercer has appointed Arvind Laddha as its new Chief Executive Officer in India. Mercer’s parent company Marsh & McLennan Companies is yet to finalise the transaction details with JLT Independent Insurance Brokers, where Laddha joins from. 

Alongside the responsibility of consolidating and expanding Mercer’s operations in India, Laddha will be tasked with coordinating India’s markets with the broader India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (IMETA) region for Mercer. To this end, he will join the IMETA leadership team, reporting to CEO of Mercer IMETA Mustafa Faizani.

Laddha has an extensive background in financial services and the advisory domain, and will be looking to apply his knowledge to succeed at his new role with an international profile. He holds a bachelors degree in economics and accounting and is a Chartered Accountant in accounting and finance.

During the development his professional experience, Laddha also completed a mid-career programme in Strategic Management and Communication from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He completed his Articleship from Kirtane & Pandit in Pune.

JLT Deputy CEO Arvind Laddha is the new CEO of Mercer in India

He began his professional career at Khandwala Securities in Pune, where he worked for more than a decade and eventually ascended to the position of Assistant Vice President. While working at Khandwala, Laddha founded an employee benefits broking company by the name of Vantage Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors.

Vantage grew into a tremendously successful firm over the course of its 14 years in operation, until 2016 when Laddha sold the company to JLT Independent – a global insurance broker company. Since 2016, he has been working as Deputy CEO at JLT Independent.

Commenting on his appointment, Faizani said, “Arvind Laddha’s extensive background health and benefits consulting as well as wealth management will further strengthen Mercer’s brand locally, and in turn be instrumental in accelerating our growth and portfolio in this market.”

“I am pleased to join Mercer as the CEO for India, adding my perspective and insights to the strategic direction and success of the firm. I look forward to engaging with my new team and writing the next chapter of Mercer’s success story in India,” added Laddha.  


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