The Talent Implications of Global Mergers & Acquisitions

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Attend this session and enhance your knowledge of the human capital challenges and best practices when doing global transactions
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In this session we will review the global talent management challenges of doing global acquisitions, addressing each stage of a deal from strategy and planning through due diligence, transition planning and integration. We will also discuss cultural challenges, talent and reward management, HR functional considerations and workforce communications/change management.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Gareth Williams


Gareth Williams is one of Mercer’s senior leaders of Merger & Acquisition consulting services in the US. In this role he provides a broad range of merger, acquisition and divestiture services while specializing in helping clients successfully complete global transactions. He also offers a wealth of experience in the strategic development, design and financing of total rewards programs around the world.

He joined Mercer in the UK in 1979 and transferred to South Africa in 1982, New York in 1988 and Chicago in 1996. Prior to taking on his current role as an M&A leader, he held zone, regional and global leadership roles in International Consulting and Total Rewards.
Gareth holds an honours degree in pure mathematics and statistics from the University of Wales and a diploma in business administration from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries in the US.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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