Leadership Profile

Hervé Balzano

President, Health, and Mercer Marsh Benefits International Leader


Hervé Balzano is Mercer’s President, Health, and Mercer Marsh Benefits International Leader.

He brings over 20 years of international experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry, most recently as global CEO of Credit & Lifestyle Protection at AXA Partners, based in London. Previously, he served as Head of Employee Benefits for AXA’s US business, as CEO of pooling network MAXIS GBN, as Senior VP and Head of Sales of AXA France Group Life, as VP and Head of Administration & Claims at AXA France Group Employee Benefits, and as Head of Control (Life) at AXA Courtage. He began his career as a Senior Corporate Account Executive in the International department of Employee Benefits broker Groupe Henner in Paris and was then selected by AXA to join its roster of young high-potential managers.

He holds a Master’s degree in International Economics & Finance from Paris University at Sorbonne; a Master in Banking, Finance & Insurance from Paris University at Nanterre; and a Master of Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris.