Ilya Bonic

Leadership Profile

Ilya Bonic

President, Career



Ilya Bonic is the President of Mercer's Career business and Executive Sponsor of the Intellectual Capital Solutions Group. Ilya has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resource consulting and has worked with leading multi-national companies to build HR information resources and tools that allow them to make more informed decisions on strategic people issues.


Ilya’s experience includes multiple regional and global leadership roles. In combination, these provide for an extensive international background that encompasses all aspects of Mercer’s Career business services. Ilya joined Mercer in Australia in 1997 and soon after relocated to Singapore where he delivered on Asia Pacific regional responsibilities. Following five years in Asia, he moved to Europe and was based in Geneva for 9 years before relocating to the US in 2015. In his various roles within the business, Ilya has had responsibility for all markets from which Mercer delivers client consulting services. With his international background and through his client and business leadership roles, Ilya has been well placed to comment on current issues and emerging trends for Human Resources.


Ilya is the co-executive sponsor of the Women@Mercer business resource group and, in this role, he invests special effort in engaging Mercer’s male leaders in the journey towards greater diversity. Ilya regularly presents at various industry forums and is consistently invited by clients to provide their Human Resource teams, line managers and executives with insights into the HR issues, risks and opportunities that face them in managing in the competitive marketplace.


Ilya holds a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of New South Wales, Australia.