Divyesh Hindocha was appointed partner, senior investment consultant at Mercer, a spokeswoman said.
Mr. Hindocha will have a pan-European focus, she said. He will start Sept. 1.
It could not be learned by press time whether the position is new.
Mr. Hindocha was previously head of strategic research at money manager Schroders. A spokeswoman for the firm confirmed his departure. She said he will not be replaced, and his responsibilities are being taken on by others at the firm.
Mr. Hindocha is returning to Mercer. Prior to his appointment at Schroders in 2013 as global head of product and defined contribution, he spent more than 20 years at the consultant, most recently as global director of consulting.
Mr. Hindocha could not be reached for comment by press time.