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Benefits consultancy leader Mercer Marsh Benefits joins sponsor line-up

Leading employee benefits consulting firm, Mercer Marsh Benefits, has confirmed its participation to share industry knowledge at Employee Benefits Asia, the region’s biggest annual conference dedicated to compensation and benefits strategy.

Organised by Human Resources, Employee Benefits Asia 2017 is happening in Hong Kong on 11 May, in Malaysia on 16-17 May, and in Singapore on 18-19 May.

Mercer Marsh Benefits will be represented by Neil Narale, Singapore business leader at the Singapore conference and Hash Piperdy, chief executive officer, Mercer Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur event.

A 2016 Benefits Under the Lens Survey indicated that in Asia, while more than 95% of employers are collecting data, less than 50% are using these data. During his session on “The battle between opinions and data – how a data-driven approach can work for you”, Narale will share how the sustainable success of any employee benefits programs comes from understanding how to leverage data in an effort to draw actionable insights that not only meet the business objectives, but also the needs of employees.

Narale leads Mercer Marsh Benefits’ Employee Health & Benefits business in Singapore. He manages an extensive portfolio of clients and focuses on helping multinational corporations manage their benefit offerings from both a local and regional perspective. Narale's career spans across numerous geographies including Canada, India and ASEAN countries. In his previous role with Mercer, Narale was the retirement leader for Asia working with corporations and governments to manage their retirement benefit obligations.

Cutting medical costs without compromising benefits will be the central topic of Hash Piperdy’s keynote session.

“With medical inflation running at 15%-20% per annum over the last few years and HR budgets under so much pressure, the need to contain employee benefits costs is more important than ever, I will share how some employers have successfully reshaped their benefits to increase engagement and at the same time control long term costs,” he said.

Piperdy is CEO of Mercer’s Malaysia operations. In his current role, he is focused on bringing the best of Mercer’s capabilities in advancing health, wealth and career of the most vital asset of our clients – their people. He has close to 20 years of international consulting experience gained while working across UK and Europe, and more recently in Asia. Piperdy  has advised many leading organisations on all aspects of their human capital strategy including game changing HR transformation, actuarial and investment consulting, as well as mergers and acquisitions (pre and post deal) integration projects.

Mercer Marsh Benefits provides clients with a single source for managing the costs, people risks, and complexities of employee benefits. The network is a combination of Mercer and Marsh local offices around the world, plus country correspondents who have been selected based on specific criteria. The company’s benefits experts, located in 135 countries and servicing clients in more than 150 countries, are deeply knowledgeable about their local markets. Through the firm’s locally established businesses, it has a common platform which allows Mercer Marsh Benefits to serve clients with global consistency and locally relevant solutions.

Past Employee Benefits Asia attendees are top HR executives from leading and international companies in the region, such as CapitaLand, DHL, General Electric, Heineken, Maersk, The Walt Disney Company, Rolls-Royce and many more. All presenters and panellists, such as Anita Zuo, HR director for rewards, recognition and HRIS at Electrolux, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in May 2017, Employee Benefits Asia is the region’s biggest conference on compensation and benefits strategy. The event will unveil best practices and rewards strategies through an agenda dominated by case studies and global thought leaders and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and compensation and benefits specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ compensation and benefits strategies.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of compensation and benefits and expand your knowledge and skills across the rewards spectrum, reserve your seat for Employee Benefits Asia in May 2017.

To review the topics and agenda, check out www.employeebenefits.asia before it’s sold out. For registration enquiries, please contact:

- For Hong Kong: Patrick Wai, patrickw@humanresourcesonline.net, +852 2861 1882 - For Malaysia: Adrian Ray, adrianr@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329 - For Singapore: Renamel Torres, renamelt@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329

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