Hofstra University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Mercer CEO Julio Portalatin
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hofstra University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Julio A. Portalatin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Mr. Portalatin was the keynote speaker at Hofstra's ceremony this past Sunday in Hempstead, New York, in which graduate students received Masters and PhD degrees.
"We are very proud that Julio has been selected for this honor," said Dan Glaser, President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies. "This recognition is a testament to his accomplishments as a business and thought leader, as well as to his commitment to his community."
"Welcoming back alumni to our campus is among the most rewarding moments in the life of a university, particularly when they are as accomplished as our graduate ceremony commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate, Julio A. Portalatin, Hofstra class of 1981," said Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra. "His is a story of hard work coupled with a powerful drive to take on the next challenge. His achievements and philanthropic work set him apart among global business leaders."
Mr. Portalatin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments that helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset - their people.
About Marsh & McLennan Companies
MARSH & McLENNAN COMPANIES (NYS: MMC) is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. Marsh & McLennan Companies' approximately 54,000 colleagues worldwide provide analysis, advice, and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 100 countries. The Company prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. Visit www.mmc.com for more information.
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement,and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset - their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYS: MMC) , a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital.
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