Global consultant William M Mercer has expanded into Central and Eastern Europe by establishing offices in the Czech Republic and Turkey.
The new offices in Prague and Istanbul add to existing offices set up in the early 1990’s in Hungary and Poland.
Dr Martin Macha heads the Prague office and is leader of the retirement practice. The office consists of four people but Mercer said it may look to recruit an additional consultant for its performance and reward practice.
Macha joins Mercer from the Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs in Prague where he worked as the divisional director.
Leading the Istanbul office is Sible Yucesan, a former trainer and consultant for Turkish human resource consulting firm,Yonetici Egitim Sistemleri. The office consists of two people, but there are no immediate expansion plans in light of Turkey’s financial crisis, said Korhan Erel, responsible for Mercer’s global information services in Istanbul.
Edouard Merette, Mercer’s head of Ireland and Continental Europe region added: “As the Central European economies have developed rapidly toward economic models that will enable them to accede to the European Union, there has been a growing demand for human resource and employee benefit services in these countries.”
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