Norman Dreger succeeds Achim Lüder as Mercer's Germany CEO

05 November 2020 2 min. read
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Mercer has a new boss in Germany. Norman Dreger, a 20-year veteran at the HR consultancy, has succeeded Achim Lüder.

Norman Dreger has been with Mercer his entire career, joining the consulting firm as a junior around the turn of the century. Fast forward two decades, and Dreger has now ascended to the top role in his home country of Germany. 

Tom Geraghty, the CEO of Mercer Europe, welcomed the German into his new position, stating: “Norman has many years of international experience and an extensive network. He provides our customers with advice on their most complex challenges and develops solutions that helps them create effective opportunities. He is the ideal candidate to succeed Achim.” 

Norman Dreger and Achim Lüder - Mercer

Prior to taking on the role, Dreger was a Client Leader for large clients, focused on multinationals. Before that, the actuary and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) spent years working in pensions and actuarial consulting. 

As Managing Director of Germany, he oversees all of Mercer’s business in the country, spanning its services in compensation & benefits, talent management, mergers & acquisitions, investments, pensions, as well as solutions. He has been tasked with expanding Mercer’s existing business in the country, and adding new services to the mix, including investment advice and solutions for institutional clients and the Mercer Pension Fund, as the German arms seeks to mirror its global portfolio. 

Dreger succeeds Achim Lüder, who recently was named Global Chief People Officer of the $5 billion advisory company. “Under Achim’s leadership, Mercer has grown significantly. I am honoured to take over the baton and look forward to build on the great work he has done.” 

In 2018, Mercer Germany acquired Frankfurt-based Promerit, which added some 100 HR consultants to the organisation.