Renée McGowanPresident, AMEA Region, Mercer

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 and Executive Director on Mercer boards in China and 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 the Pacific region. 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 recognised 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.