Mercer's executive team

Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO

Career notes

Julio A. Portalatin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments that helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s approximately 20,000 employees are based in more than 42 countries, and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. Mr. Portalatin serves as Corporate Officer while also serving on the Marsh & McLennan Executive Committee.


Before joining Mercer, Mr. Portalatin served as President and CEO of American International Group’s Growth Economies. During his tenure at AIG, he served in a number of senior positions, including President and CEO of Emerging Markets, President and CEO of AIG Europe S.A. and Continental European Region, President of American International Underwriters’ (AIU) Worldwide Accident & Health Division, President of AIU’s Personal Lines Worldwide Division, President and General Manager of AIU Seguros Interamericana in Mexico, Executive Vice President of AIU’s Latin American Division and Vice President – Property for Lexington Insurance Company, a subsidiary of AIG. In 2000, Mr. Portalatin was elected by the AIG Board of Directors to the position of Vice President and in 2007 to Senior Vice President.


Prior to joining AIG in 1993, Mr. Portalatin spent 12 years with Allstate Insurance Company in various executive product underwriting, distribution and marketing positions.



Mr. Portalatin is a graduate of Hofstra University in New York, from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He received an honorary doctoral degree from Hofstra in May 2013 and is a member of the Hofstra University Board of Trustees.