Renée McGowan

President, AMEA Region

Based in Hong Kong, Renée is Mercer’s President, Asia Middle East & Africa (AMEA), leading Mercer’s business across 18 markets in this fast-growing, dynamic region. She is also Chairperson of Mercer in Japan, Executive Director on Mercer boards in China and Hong Kong, and Marsh McLennan’s Country Corporate Officer for Hong Kong.

In her career at Mercer, Renée has held several key leadership roles including Global Leader for Individual Wealth and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer for in the Pacific. A global executive, Renée has helmed businesses in Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore and Sydney.

A fervent advocate for the financial inclusion and security of individuals, Renée led Mercer’s partnership with the World Economic Forum on the Retirement and Investment Systems Reform Project in 2017-18. She is also a regular speaker at major international forums and contributor to international media, including WEF, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post and CNBC.

Renée was named one of Employee Benefit Adviser’s 2018 Top Women in Benefit Advising (United States) and recognized for two consecutive years in the Top 10 CMO’s in Australia (CMO50) by CMO Magazine (Australia). Renée was also awarded a Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal by the Australian Government for delivering humanitarian services overseas.

Renée obtained both a Commerce and Arts degree from Monash University in Australia. She has a diploma in International Employee Benefits and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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