Julio A. Portalatin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a leading global consulting firm that helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC).
Mr. Portalatin leads more than 20,000 employees who support clients in over 140 countries. Under his leadership, Mercer has experienced significant growth through expansion into emerging markets, broadening investments to $115 billion in assets under management, and leading the health and benefits industry in private exchange markets. Vault.com has ranked Mercer the #1 HR consultancy for eight consecutive years, and Employee Benefit Magazine rated Mercer top large group employee benefit firm in 2014.
Mr. Portalatin has driven the firm’s groundbreaking research on gender equality in the workforce and speaks around the world on a variety of topics, including trends in human capital, talent, globalization, wellness, healthcare reform, longevity, pension systems, and workplace diversity.
Before joining Mercer in 2012, Mr. Portalatin spent 20 years at American International Group (AIG), where he held many global senior positions, including his last role as President and CEO of the Growth Economies. Prior to AIG, Mr. Portalatin spent 12 years with Allstate Insurance Company in various executive roles in product underwriting, distribution and marketing.
Mr. Portalatin actively supports several nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, HomeFront of New Jersey, and participates in the annual Covenant House Executive Sleep-Out.
Mr. Portalatin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and honorary doctorate from Hofstra University and is a member of its Board of Trustees.