Beaingpoint appoints former Accenture veteran Keith Burgess Chairman of EMEA
01/02/2006
Addition of Former Accenture Leader Increases Management Depth in Key Region; Underscores Company’s Customer-Focused, Growth-Oriented Approach
McLean, Va., January 25, 2006 – BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), the leading global management and technology consulting firm, today announced that it has named Keith Burgess as the Company’s Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a newly created position. In addition to 30 years at Accenture, where he was most recently a Worldwide Managing Partner, Burgess has held several distinguished industry positions in recent years.

As Chairman of EMEA, Burgess will work closely with Peter Mockler, BearingPoint’s new Executive Vice President of EMEA, and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and building key client relationships across the region.

“As we continue to reenergize and redefine BearingPoint, we are extremely pleased to welcome someone as talented and experienced as Keith to our leadership team,” said BearingPoint Chief Executive Officer Harry You. “Throughout his impressive career, Keith has demonstrated a unique ability to impact organizations by immediately bringing to bear a wealth of experience and personal contacts developed over the course of his long and successful career. We are confident Keith will be instrumental executing an aggressive growth strategy that delivers high-value results to our clients.”

Burgess has 35 years of experience in the management and strategy consulting industry. The majority of his career was spent at Accenture as Worldwide Managing Partner, where he was responsible for establishing the global success of that firm’s outsourcing business, among other things. He also served as the Worldwide Managing Partner of Practice Competencies, maintaining the skills, competencies and knowledge of the company’s 45,000 workforce. During this period Burgess revamped the firm’s methodology for managing and executing client work.

“BearingPoint is headed in the right direction under CEO Harry You, and I am excited by the opportunity to be part of this effort,” said Burgess. “BearingPoint is building on a strong foundation of talented people and a solid reputation with clients, and is well-positioned to take advantage of the fantastic growth opportunities across a variety of markets in this region. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s success.”

Before holding global positions with Accenture, Burgess served as UK Managing Partner, responsible for the strategic direction, operations and profitability of the UK practice. The operation became the firm’s leading national practice outside North America and the largest management consultancy in the UK.

More recently, Burgess held the title of Executive Chairman at QA plc, where he was responsible for guiding the company through the bursting technology bubble and remedying legacy problems.

Burgess is an adviser to the UK Treasury and was recognized by the Queen for his contribution to public services in 2004. He received a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Solid-state Physics from Bristol University.

Burgess will be based in BearingPoint’s London offices.


About BearingPoint, Inc.

BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE) is the leading global management and technology consulting firm, providing strategic consulting, application services, technology solutions and managed services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations. We help customers achieve results by identifying mission critical issues and implementing innovative and customized solutions designed to generate revenue, reduce costs and access the right information at the right time. Our proprietary research institute, the BearingPoint Institute, demonstrates the firm's commitment to analyzing and responding to issues with a thoroughly researched and informed perspective. Based in McLean, Virginia, BearingPoint has been named as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America for three consecutive years.