Mercer names two key West market leaders

26 August 2019 2 min. read
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Health, wealth, and career consultancy Mercer has announced the appointment of two key leadership roles for the firm’s West market. Jamil Jaffer will take on the role of Irvine, California office business leader of health, while Kaushik Mehta has been named Southern California office business leader of wealth. 

Jaffer, who will report to Haleigh Tebben, Mercer’s West market business leader of health, has been with Mercer more than 21 years, most recently as a partner in the firm’s health practice. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physiological science from UCLA.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jamil to this role,” Tebben said. “His proven track record of creating long-term client relationships in the jumbo and mid-market segments will help us drive revenue growth and build our market presence in Irvine.”

Jamil Jaffer and Kaushik Metha - Mercer

Mehta will report to Mustafa Faizani, Mercer’s West market business leader of wealth. Before taking on the West market business leader role, he served as director of health and benefits consulting at Willis Towers Watson. He has also worked as director of the corporate leader rotation program at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. From 2002 to 2016, he acted as a principal at Mercer, a role in which he was responsible for relationship and client account management, financial modeling and forecasting, and business development, among other duties. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and finance from Drake University, as well as an MBA in finance from Boston University.  

“We’re pleased to welcome Kaushik back to Mercer,” Faizani said. “His knowledge and experience will aid us in providing exceptional service and solutions to our clients, ensuring continued growth for our Southern California market.”

Jaffer’s and Mehta’s appointment’s continue Mercer’s slate of high-ranking positional announcements. In July, Faizani was named West market business leader, while Lori Ridgeway was named ServiceNow practice leader

Mercer employs more than 25,000 people based in 44 countries. The firm, which operates in more than 130 countries, is a fully owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Marsh & McLennan Companies is a risk, strategy, and people professional services firm which employs 76,000 people and reports annual revenue of approximately $17 billion.