Peter Botha

Leadership Profile

Peter Botha

CEO, UAE-IMETA, and MMB Africa Leader


Peter is the Zone Leader for one of Mercer’s fastest-growing markets - IMETA (India, the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa), and  MMB Africa Leader.

He joined Mercer in 2014 to initially establish a Pan African Health and Benefits Solution. Peter has over 20 years’ experience managing health and benefits plans with the responsibility for bringing new products to market and the related service and administrative functions. In addition, he has developed innovative insurance and reinsurance products in Africa and has vast experience in international health plans and multinational pooling arrangements.  As CEO Africa, Peter has been responsible for the formation of Mercer Morocco, which provides a footprint for Health, Wealth and Career in Francophone Africa. He is also involved in the Arrive venture with Alexander Forbes, a partnership that provides solutions to Multinational Organizations in Africa.

Prior to joining Mercer, he worked as CEO of a large insurer providing insured benefits and bancassurance products in Africa. Peter is a qualified doctor and has further qualifications in Business Management, Health Economics and an MBA.