Julio Portalatin, President and CEO, Mercer

Julio Portalatin | Mercer

Julio Portalatin
Leadership Profile

Julio Portalatin

President & CEO



Julio Portalatin is President & CEO of Mercer, a leading global consulting firm that delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mr. Portalatin leads more than 23,000 employees who support clients in over 130 countries. 

Under his leadership Mercer has demonstrated growth through expansion into emerging markets, transformative acquisitions including Thomsons Online Benefits, growing assets under delegated management to over $200 billion, leading the health and benefits industry in creating regionally powerful marketplace solutions and powering a unique people + digital set of solutions focused on preparing companies for the workforce of the future. Vault.com has ranked Mercer the #1 HR consultancy every year under Julio’s leadership. Forbes Magazine designated Mercer as one of the Top Consulting firms in the US.

As a thought leader and speaker on the changing workforce, Mr. Portalatin has been a leading contributor to the dialogue on the future of work, human capital, global economic trends, healthcare, financial wellness, pension systems, and diversity. He is a steward of the World Economic Forum and has shared insights in international media including The Economist, CBS, CNBC, and CEO Magazine, and has written OpEds in The Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine. 

Before joining Mercer in 2012, Mr. Portalatin spent 20 years at AIG, where he held many senior positions. Since 2017, Mr. Portalatin has been on the Board of DXC Technologies, a leading global technology company. He actively supports several nonprofit organizations and currently sits on the Board of Covenant House International, which works with homeless youth. 

Mr. Portalatin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and honorary doctorate from Hofstra University and is a member of its Board of Trustees.