Sydney, March 2, 2021 – Capgemini announced today that Kaylene O’Brien has been appointed as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand effective March 1, 2021. Kaylene succeeds Olaf Pietschner, who is now CEO of Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Strategic Business Unit and member of the Group Executive Committee.
“Kaylene is a recognised leader in the industry and brings a wealth of experience that drives customer innovation, growth, and talent inclusivity in an agile environment. I am delighted to welcome Kaylene to Capgemini to lead our talented team into the next chapter of growth in Australia and New Zealand, and help support our ambition in the Asia Pacific region to create a sustainable and inclusive future for our clients, people and communities,” said Olaf Pietschner, CEO of Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Strategic
Ms. O’Brien will lead a team of more than 2000 people across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, and Wellington. She will oversee Capgemini’s breadth of capabilities in strategy and transformation, applications and technology, and operations and engineering, as a strategic business partner to clients to accelerate their digital transformation and help them get the future they want. Commenting on her appointment, Kaylene O’Brien said, “I am honoured to lead this next stage of growth for Capgemini in Australia and New Zealand. The business has all the right elements, and a compelling purpose to ‘unleash human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future’. Capgemini has a unique position in the market, and it is a great environment for our people to get the future they want.”
Biography: Kaylene O’Brien
Ms. O’Brien joins Capgemini from Deloitte, where she was the Managing Partner of Deloitte Consulting Australia and part of its Global and Asia Pacific Consulting Executive team. Kaylene brings over 25 years of consulting experience with a deep focus on technology and digital transformation within the government and private sector. She has a strong track record in helping clients harness the business value of technology for tangible results and the benefit of society.
Kaylene has held various leadership positions, during her 24 year’ career at Deloitte and is also currently a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW).
Kaylene holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Monash University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems with RMIT.
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Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.
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