Lewis Garrad

Leadership Profile

Lewis Garrad

Career Business Leader, Singapore



Lewis is Partner and business leader for Mercer’s Singapore Career business. Voted a top 101 Global Future of Work Influencer, he is regular contributor to publications such as the Harvard Business Review and Talent Quarterly  and speaker in the areas of people science, HR data, employee engagement and leadership.


In his commercial work, he leads a team of economist, social scientists, engineers and consultants to help clients and customers implement data-driven reward, talent, leadership and employee engagement programs to improve organizational performance.


Lewis has supported the development of several organization and HR capabilities programs, including a leading role in the development of the national Skills Frameworks in Singapore. He has deep expertise in making people programs relevant for C-level executives in global companies as well as facilitating senior leadership teams to help them unlock leadership effectiveness.  


Lewis is chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as an Occupational Psychologist; he graduated from the University of Nottingham in the UK with an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a First Class Honours BSc in Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience. Lewis is also qualified by the British Psychological Society to use both ability tests and personality questionnaires to assess talent.


Example Publications


  • Purpose, Meaning, and Passion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
  • Talent Quarterly (November 2019) “4 Myths About Employee Happiness”
  • Talent Quarterly (January 2019) “Employee Engagement: Now It’s Personal”
  • Harvard Business Review (November 2018) “Is Employee Engagement Just a Reflection of Personality?”
  • Harvard Business Review (August 2017) Digital Articles, “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team”
  • Harvard Business Review (August 2016) Digital Articles, “The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement”

Recent Keynotes & Speaking Events