Mercer appoints head of health management consulting for EMEA

Mercer has appointed Wolfgang Seidl as head of health management consulting for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In his new role, Seidl will be responsible for developing Mercer’s health management services and advising organisations on general healthcare issues, integrated models of care and absence management.

Before joining Mercer, Seidl was executive director of employee assistance provider the Validium Group. Prior to this, he was responsible for consultancy, sales and clinical programmes at Accor Services.

David Levey, head of Mercer’s health and benefits business for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “The current environment will drive significant demand for health management consulting as companies tackle the challenges driven by restrictions in state funding for health, disability and retirement, the ageing workforce and the increasing incidence of chronic diseases. At the same time, they are also seeking to control employee-related costs.

“Wolfgang Seidl is a well-known expert in the field of health management, and his appointment will enable us to build on the leading services we currently offer in this strategic area of development for our business.”

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