Harmonising benefits for employees
After the merger of two family-owned companies, we helped develop a multimedia communication strategy to reassure and engage employees in the changes to their benefit packages.
Two family-owned beverage companies merged to form North America’s largest wine and spirits distribution company with approximately 22,000 employees in 45 US states and the Caribbean. The newly formed company’s goal was to provide and maintain competitive benefits for all employees, and to reduce complexity and eliminate gaps in coverage.
As we began working together, they considered the current climate, the benefits and the enrolment process. Knowing all employees would experience a change to their benefits, the communication campaign would be key in reassuring employees that they would retain great benefits while helping them understand the new package, and ensure they made active, online elections. We worked with the company’s HR team to develop a multimedia communication strategy to help deliver to the specific objectives set for the project
Head of International Consulting, MBWL InternationalVIEW PROFILE
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Head of International Consulting, MBWL International
A multilingual expert in employee benefits for multinational corporates.
Isabel heads up MBWL International, advising multinational organisations on their employee benefits arrangements around the world, with a focus on corporate sales and purchases, accounting disclosures and the financing, risk management and design of benefit plans.
Her vast experience includes leading global accounting consolidations under international, UK and US accounting standards for multinational companies headquartered in the UK and overseas – with consolidations ranging in size from two to over 50 defined benefit plans.
She has advised both corporate and private equity buyers on the employee benefit considerations (including pension liabilities) associated with corporate sales and purchases in Europe and worldwide, from due diligence through to closing and subsequent integration work. Isabel has also undertaken many benefit audits and benchmarking exercises, including a 25-country audit for a company in the technology sector.
Other areas of Isabel’s expertise include reviewing and establishing international pension plans, advice on individual expatriate employee benefit packages and supporting multinationals in agreeing and implementing global governance approaches and policies for managing their employer benefit plans.
Isabel chairs the International Committee of the Association of Consulting Actuaries and is fluent in German and French.
John-Paul (JP) Augeri
Managing Director and Global EB Consulting Leader, MillimanVIEW PROFILE
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John-Paul (JP) Augeri
Managing Director and Global EB Consulting Leader, Milliman
A global human capital and risk management leader with wide-ranging technical and management experience.
JP joined Milliman to lead the Global Employee Benefits Consulting Practice, in partnership with MBWL. He has over twenty years’ experience helping multinational clients to design, deliver and manage programs globally across pensions, benefits and M&A. He specialises in solving complex global issues and delivering value and innovation to multinationals and their employees.
His expertise includes: global pensions and benefits; M&A; funding, investment and derisking strategies; change management; total rewards and employee experience; global client management and business development.
He has also served as a board chair and senior advisor, as is a frequent external speaker who has helped lead several client roundtables.
JP is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK, and he has lived and worked in the US, UK, Germany and Austria.
Marc Oliver Heine
Director, MBWL International and Partner, LurseVIEW PROFILE
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Marc Oliver Heine
Director, MBWL International and Partner, Lurse
A trusted business partner and consultant to a wide range of German and multinational firms.
Within his role as Director of MBWL International, Marc Oliver advises multinational organizations on their pension and employee benefits arrangements around the world, with a focus on financial risk management, creative benefit plan design and harmonization and business transactions (M&A).
With more than 25 years of experience, Marc Oliver is a well-known figure in the German industry and is perceived as a thought leader on strategic consulting topics.
Marc Oliver is a frequent conference speaker and author of numerous articles and textbooks. He has been assigned as an expert for the German Ministry of Finance and several German Legal Courts.
Marc Oliver is a fellow of the German Corporate Pension Association (ABA), has been a member of the jury of the Portfolio Institutionell Awards for more than ten years, and speaks German, English and French.