Capgemini reorganises country consulting practices into single global unit
Capgemini is consolidating its consulting operations across the world with the launch of Capgemini Consulting, the new global business unit of the Capgemini Group, headed by Pierre-Yves Cros, former Group Strategy Director.

Fuente:  Fecha: 15.04.2009

Capgemini reorganises county consulting practices into single global unit

 The creation of Capgemini Consulting, which will have its own brand identity, is the result of the consolidation of its existing country-based consulting operations around the world, creating a global business unit of more than 4,000 consultants working in over 30 countries. In 2008 consulting accounted for 8 % of group revenues.

Capgemini said the move is a response to increasing client demand for global reach and direct access to the breadth of consulting expertise across the Group, whether sector-specific or issue-related. In addition, Capgemini said the creation of the unit will enable the Group to further exploit the synergies between its different businesses.

Consulting has a long-standing heritage within the Capgemini Group, with strong Business-Transformation experience and industry-leading clients in numerous sectors including public, manufacturing and financial services.

“In a downturn, organizations should not only focus on short-term management, but also on engaging necessary long-term transformation in order to emerge from the downturn stronger and well-prepared for when the economic climate improves,” said Cros.

Capgemini Consulting will have three Global Practice Networks with specific offerings: Strategy & Transformation, Operations Transformation and Technology Transformation.

“Our new global perspective allows experience and best practices to be transferred freely across our network, which means that our approach is constantly being refined with new learning and innovative developments,” said Cros. “The combination of state-of-the-art methodologies, first-rate talent and an uncompromisingly fresh outlook brings our clients true value and tangible results.”

The global leadership team of Capgemini Consulting will be headquartered in London.

Previously Cros was Strategy Director for the Capgemini Group. In this role he was integral to the conception and implementation of several transformation programs, notably in the United States as well as the i3 transformation program (Industrialization, Innovation and Intimacy) launched at the end of 2006. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of Kanbay International in 2006 and has contributed greatly to growing the Capgemini Group’s Indian operations.

Cros joined the Capgemini Group in 1988 as a corporate strategy consultant. In 1997 he became a senior vice president of Gemini Consulting, in charge of Global Operations. Cros holds a Master of Science from the National Institute of Applied Science, considered one of France’s top universities, and an MBA from the HEC School of Management.