Infosys Consulting Strengthens Leadership Team, Reinforces Global Consulting Strategy
Zurich, Switzerland – February 19, 2016: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced the appointment of Michael Pesch as Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Consulting Holding AG (formerly Infosys Lodestone), strengthening its focus on creating an integrated, consulting-led business to help clients renew their existing IT landscapes non-disruptively, while simultaneously bringing innovation and new technologies to their businesses. In his role, Michael will focus on expanding the reach of Infosys consultants and experts in digital transformation and design-led innovation, as well as increasing Infosys’ expertise in large-scale SAP programs. He will also serve as the Regional Head for the DACH countries, bringing an integrated approach to IT transformation to every client engagement in the region.
Infosys Consulting leads the Infosys Aikido service offerings, including working with clients to leverage the knowledge and knowhow of long lived systems (Ki); bring new, open platforms to bear that drive automation and innovation (Ai); and to help them find the most important problems to solve (Do). Infosys consultants have conducted more than 150 design thinking workshops and are actively engaged with more than 50 leading global companies in defining and implementing transformation programs leveraging Aikido.
Michael brings with him more than two decades of experience in global consulting and management roles and till very recently served as Chief Executive Officer of arvato Systems Group. During his tenure at arvato, he successfully established new cloud oriented services and led fourfold growth of consulting and IT services business across Europe, U.S. and China. As Chief Executive Officer of Infosys Consulting Holding AG, Michael will be responsible for Infosys’ consulting practice in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific Region and will report into Sanjay Purohit, Global Head of Infosys Consulting.
Speaking on the appointment, Sanjay Purohit, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Consulting said, “Over the last several months, we have reinvigorated our global consulting business, strengthening our team and capabilities. We are working with global corporations in more than 20 countries, developing unique solutions to address their complex business challenges using ground-breaking new capabilities in Design Thinking and landscape transformation, creating unprecedented value for them. Michael’s appointment as CEO of Infosys Consulting Holding AG adds to our strong leadership in Europe and will bring new vigor in our global consulting business.”
This appointment is effective from April 1, 2016.