Capgemini Consulting has announced two high profile appointment in Germany. Rainer Mehl joins the firm as head of digital operations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, while Kai-Michael Schaper strengthens the Consumer Products and Retail practice.
Rainer Mehl joins Capgemini Consulting from NTT Data, where he most recently served as head of manufacturing and played a large role in growing NTT Data’s (global) automotive business. Previously, Mehl worked for PwC, and, following the acquisition of PwC Consulting by IBM in 2002, he moved over to IBM’s BCS business unit. He joined NTT Data in 2010, roughly three years later he was promoted to Managing Director of NTT DATA Germany, before taking on his latest role in October 2014.
At Capgemini Consulting, Mehl has been named Senior Vice President and head of digital operations for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, a position which sees him also join Capgemini’s German country board. The 52 year old, who is based in Munich, has been tasked with further growing the firm’s digital transformation footprint, across industries, from manufacturing and energy to retail and automotive. “With his deep industry expertise and his sound knowledge of digital assets, Rainer Mehl will support the services portfolio of Capgemini from strategy consulting to innovative technology solutions,” said Volkmar Varnhagen, CEO of Capgemini Consulting for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Kai-Michael Schaper joins Capgemini Consulting from Horn & Company, a Düsseldorf based spin-off from Droege & Company, a large Germany based consultancy and investment company founded in 1988. Schaper will bring his 10+ years of experience in the Consumer Products and Retail industries to Capgemini Consulting, where he has been appointed a Vice President. He will focus on, among others, engagements that span digital business models, category management, pricing, e-commerce, sales & marketing operations and innovation, as well as projects that require large transformations of business and technology processes. "With Kai-Michael Schaper we have added an experienced and strong implementation expert to our ranks,” says Ralph Becker, head of Capgemini Consulting’s practice for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “His knowledge of client centric digital transformation will help us shape and grow our business in the field.”