March 14, 2016

United States, New York

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), announced that Jacques Goulet, President of, Retirement, Health, and Benefits, has received the 2016 Maple Leaf Award of Distinction from the Canadian Association of New York (CANY). Mr. Goulet was recognized as a prominent business leader with strong ties to Canada and New York City. A native of Shawinigan, Quebec,  Mr. Goulet has lived and worked in the United States, France, Switzerland, and Canada over the course of his expansive global career with Mercer. He is currently based in New York.

“Canada is special to Mercer as the birthplace of our company and as the homeland to strong global leaders like Jacques,” said Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer. “We are deeply proud of him for this prestigious award as well as his extraordinary 28 year career here.  Jacques is admired by our colleagues worldwide for his creativity, his tenacity, and, most of all, his sincere dedication to Mercer’s purpose to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

The Canadian Association of New York honored Mr. Goulet, along with the Arts and Letters Award recipient, internationally-renowned operatic tenor Ben Heppner, at the Maple Leaf Ball in New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 11. Proceeds from the annual black-tie gala dinner will support the CANY Foundation charities: the Wheelchair Sports Federation Sled Rangers, Ice Hockey in Harlem, the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, and Canada’s National Ballet School.

To learn more about CANY, Jacques Goulet and this prestigious honor, please visit

Figure 1: Pictured (L-R) are Dean Connor, President and CEO of Sun Life Financial; Jacques Goulet, President of Retirement, Health, and Benefits at Mercer; Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in health, wealth and careers. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 21,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerCanada.