Mercer South Africa enters into Strategic Partnership with Advisory K Zimbabwe


Global Human Resources consultancy ties up with leading local Consulting firm,

Pretoria, February 9th, 2018 – Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has announced on 9 February 2018, that its African subsidiary has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Advisory K, a Zimbabwe based Consulting firm.

Under the terms of the agreement, global human resources consultancy Mercer, will utilise their current knowledge of the local market, combined with leading edge solutions to penetrate the market further, based on the deep footprint and strong brand that Advisory K has built. It will also provide Advisory K with the opportunity to further broaden its current offering to other local and Multi National players in the Zimbabwean market and to expand into new products and solution sets. The partnership is set to offer a unique combination of solutions to this high potential market.

Peter Botha, CEO of Mercer Africa, said: “We are honoured to be partnering with such a strong and reputable player in the local market, we are excited about the growth opportunities this new partnership will offer both entities. Our partnership strategy is a large part of our expansion and growth strategy in Africa”

Advisory K was incorporated in 2014 and in just under four years, has grown to be a significant firm offering services to large corporates, parastatals and non-profit sectors, where it has assisted transformation. The firms specialises in bringing organisation’s strategies to life through its six practice areas being organisation transformation, strategy development and implementation, people and HR solutions, research and analytics, and more recently offers a discreet Executive Search service focused on finding the right leaders for organisations. In addition, the firm operates a customer analytics contact centre which delivers solutions that connect customers products and markets with a focus on customer profiling that aids in design and marketing. The firm has gained pointed impact in being a leader in matters of culture transformation for organisations that need to embed performance as a culture.

Says Ethel Kuuya, Managing Director of Advisory K, “As a recognised representative of Mercer in Zimbabwe, we are well poised and committed to strengthening and expanding the provision of leading organisation solutions to all sectors in Zimbabwe. This partnership is timely as organisations at large are in a transformational spirit, and further extends our capacity to meet demand and enhance bespoke change solutions to our valued clients.”

About Mercer

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.



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