Mercer appoints Preeti Chandrashekhar as the business leader for benefits


With over 20 years of experience, she has earlier worked for Infosys and Willis Towers Watson.

Mercer, the global consulting leader recently announced the appointment of Preeti Chandrashekhar as the India business leader for benefits. Chandrashekhar joins Mercer from Willis Towers Watson where she was working as consulting leader for employee benefits for south India and Sri Lanka.

She has over two decades of industry experience along with expertise in global benefits harmonisation and management, trust governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and actuarial services. Starting off with LIC India, Chandrashekhar worked with Infosys before joining Willis Towers Watson.

Anish Sarkar, country leader, Mercer India says, “Benefits is an important domain for Mercer across retirement & health lines of business. We now hope to expand our footprint in the market by bringing more of Mercer’s innovative solutions to our clients.”

Chandrashekhar says, “India offers an array of opportunities for companies to enhance their employee benefits structures and it will be my endeavour to help Mercer’s advisory services grow in this emerging space.”

Chandrashekhar holds MSc and MPhil degrees in statistics from the University of Delhi. She is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India. She was presented the Asia Pacific Award at Willis Towers Watson.

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