NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eduardo Ragasol has joined Mercer as Head of Latin America business reporting to Gaurav D. Garg, Mercer’s Regional President, Growth Markets. In this newly-created role for Latin America, Mr. Ragasol will leverage the firm’s significant market strengths across the region and drive Mercer’s growth and profitability. He will be based in Brazil.
Mr. Ragasol was previously the President and General Manager in Brazil for Nielsen, a global information and measurement company.
“Mercer is committed to further advancing its long-term leadership position in Latin America and Eduardo will have a key role in that strategy,” said Julio A. Portalatin, Mercer’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We felt there was an opportunity to create a region-wide leadership role to leverage our strengths across Latin America and to drive Mercer’s growth and profitability. It is an exciting time to be in Latin America as we build a stronger and more profitable business while providing our people a great place to grow and thrive.”
“Eduardo’s strong commercial drive, disciplined execution, and passion will benefit our businesses across Latin America as we build a platform for sustained profitable growth,” said Mr. Garg. “He brings a wealth of experience in developing and strengthening core businesses, identifying commercial opportunities, and expanding the products and services delivered to clients.
Mr. Ragasol joined Nielsen in 1988 and prior to being appointed President and General Manager for Brazil was for eight years General Manager and Country Manager for Mexico and Commercial Vice President for Latin America. He earned an MBA degree from Ashridge Business School in London and a degree in Actuarial Sciences from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
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