Capgemini Consulting UK appoints new Director of Business Innovation

| Press release
Rick Freeman has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Innovation for Capgemini Consulting UK, part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

Rick’s role in this newly created post is to help clients in all sectors to successfully navigate the new digital marketplace and understand its implications for all parts of their business. Supported by his own business innovation team and with immediate access to all Capgemini’s specialist expertise in change management, consulting, technology and business information management, he will work with clients to ensure the successful planning and delivery of transformational change.

He will also deploy his expertise in recognising key global political, economic, social and technological trends to provide Capgemini Consulting clients with insight into the factors that will shape and mould their businesses over the next 3-5 years.

Tom Blacksell, Chief Executive Officer at Capgemini Consulting UK, said: ‘We are delighted to have Rick leading the business innovation team for Capgemini Consulting.  Rick is a dynamic and highly experienced leader who will bring tremendous practical insight to our clients as they appraise their future business models.  Rick and his team are central to our plans to serve our customers in these exciting times.’

This is Rick’s third role for Capgemini Consulting since joining the company from Accenture in 2006.  He successfully established Capgemini Consulting as a major force in the UK financial services marketplace 2008 - 2010.  Prior to that, he led the Finance & Employee Transformation (FET) practice at Capgemini Consulting 2006 – 2007, where he doubled the size of the practice to 140 people and also doubled profitability.

A psychologist by background, Rick’s specialism is in the leadership of organisational transformation. He is an expert in transformation and business innovation, with a proven track record in successfully delivering transformational change.

About Capgemini
Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in 40 countries, Capgemini reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and employs around 110,000 people worldwide.
More information is available at www.capgemini.com.

Capgemini Consulting is the Global Strategy and Transformation Consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, specialising in advising and supporting organisations in transforming their business, from the development of innovative strategy through to execution, with a consistent focus on sustainable results. Capgemini Consulting proposes to leading companies and governments a fresh approach which uses innovative methods, technology and the talents of over 3,600 consultants world-wide. For more information: www.capgemini.com/consulting

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Capgemini UK plc
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