Mercer names Mustafa Faizani as West market business leader, wealth

23 July 2019 2 min. read
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Health, wealth, and career consultancy Mercer has appointed Mustafa Faizani as the West market business leader for wealth. He will be tasked with expanding the firm’s wealth capabilities and will work under West market CEO Macaire Pace.

“We are excited to welcome Mustafa to the West Market Leadership team,” Pace said in a press release. “His leadership experience and industry knowledge will help us further provide exceptional service and solutions to our clients while strategically growing our wealth business in the West market.”

Faizani has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. He has been with Mercer for 13 of those years, beginning in 2007 as a principal in the firm’s health and benefits practice. He also worked as Mercer’s CFO and business operations leader, from 2012 to 2016. Prior to his appointment, Faizani served as CEO of the India, Middle East, and Turkey (IMETA) region.

Before joining Mercer, he was Union Bank of California’s vice president of retirement services. Faizani holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston.

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“Mustafa is a dynamic leader with extensive consulting experience,” Christine Mahoney, US wealth leader, said. “His track record of serving clients and driving business success will enable us to continue expanding Mercer’s position as the employer and consultant of choice.”

Mercer has made many leadership appointments in 2019. Earlier this month, it named Lori Ridgeway as ServiceNow practice leader. Juckchai Boonyawat was in June named Thailand CEO. In May, Pete Maxwell and Steve Hersch were respectively appointed as digital sales leader and head of the Workday financials practice.

Mercer employs more than 23,000 people based in 44 countries. The firm operates in more than 130 countries. It is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm that focuses on risk, strategy, and people. In addition to Mercer, companies under the Marsh & McLennan umbrella include Marsh, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman. Marsh & McLennan’s annual revenue is approximately $17 billion.