François Picard

Leadership Profile

François Picard

Senior Partner, Montreal Office Leader, Mercer Canada


François Picard is a Senior Partner and Montreal Office Leader for Mercer Canada.  He leads about 300 employees, working from our Montreal and Québec City offices, who support clients across Mercer Canada’s Health, Wealth and Career businesses.  He also represents also the Ottawa Office on the Canadian Leadership Team.  In addition, François serves as Client Manager and a Senior Consultant for Mercer’s client engagements of our Health business services and is responsible for leading national initiatives such as Mercer Retiree Solution.

François has achieved great business success by building high-performing teams and leading by example as a Consultant and Client manager. He has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits. After starting his career in a technical and consulting position focused on health and benefits, he moved into leadership roles that included consulting, outsourcing and business development.

François is a member of the Association de la retraite et des avantages sociaux du Québec (ARASQ) and is the leader of the United Way campaign for Mercer in Montréal.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science at Université Laval.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.