Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:55

Pietschner promoted to APAC role at Capgemini

Capgemini APAC CEO Olaf Pietschner Capgemini APAC CEO Olaf Pietschner

Consultancy Capgemini has promoted Olaf Pietschner to a regional leadership role, among other senior appointments announced by the company.

Olaf Pietschner, formerly managing director of Capgemini in Australia and New Zealand, becomes CEO of the Asia Pacific strategic business unit.

Pietschner joined the Capgemini Group in 2017 as chief operating officer in Australia and New Zealand, and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion. In 2020, Capgemini ANZ was recognised as one of the best employers for LGBTQ inclusion and received 'gold employer' status at the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

He has over 25 years of experience in consulting and digital transformation, including executive roles at Origin Energy, News Limited, and Deloitte.

Pietschner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Verwaltungs und Wirtschaftsakademie (Germany).

Michael Schulte, previously managing director of Capgemini in Germany, is now CEO of the Northern Europe strategic business unit, and Jérôme Siméon, previously managing director of Capgemini in France, has been promoted to the role of CEO of the Southern Europe strategic business unit.

William Rozé, formerly executive vice-president in charge of Europe at Altran (acquired by Capgemini in 2019), is now CEO of Capgemini's engineering and R&D business line, and Pascal Brier, previously executive vice-president for strategy, technology and innovation at Altran is now Capgemini's group chief innovation officer.

Jeroen Versteeg, previously deputy CEO of Capgemini's Europe strategic business unit, has moved to the role of becomes group chief sales officer.

All six have been appointed to the company's group executive committee.

"I am delighted to welcome such strong and talented executives from across the group to our leadership team. The appointment of two former Altran leaders to the group executive committee is a further example of the continuation of the smooth integration process that has been well underway since its acquisition last year," said Capgemini group CEO Aiman Ezzat.

"Each of the newly appointed executives, announced today, brings to their position a series of outstanding achievements and a depth of experience from which our clients, team members and the group as whole will benefit greatly."

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