Mercer's executive team

Orlando Ashford, President, Talent

Career notes
Orlando Ashford is President of Mercer's Talent business. Previously he led Mercer's Leadership and Organization Performance practice, which partners with clients across the globe to drive performance through effective leaders, the right organization, aligned people strategies and practical talent management solutions. Prior to that role, Orlando served as Senior Vice President, Chief HR and Communications Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies. In this capacity, he oversaw Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and activities involving the company's corporate brand.


Orlando serves on the Board of Directors for ITT Corporation. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission on diversity in corporate boardrooms. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Directors for the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and StreetWise Partners. He also serves on advisory boards for Purdue University School of Technology, the NFL Players Association and ROADS Charter High Schools.