Delta Capita’s Partner team has been strengthened by the addition of Marc Ouwehand. In his new role, Ouwehand, who has worked in management consultancy for more than 20 years, takes responsibility for the Digital Transformation practice at Delta Capita in the Benelux region.
Delta Capita, with a team of more than 50 project managers and consultants, is a boutique player in the market for business and technology consulting services. The consulting firm, founded in 2010, is fully focused on the financial sector and operates from offices in London, Amsterdam and Singapore. Delta Capita provides services in the areas of Advisory (strategic issues), Solutions (solutions), Delivery (execution capacity) and Managed Services (BPO services).
As of June 1, Delta Capita Benelux – the firm is since 2012 active in the Dutch market – has seen its partner team expanded with the hire of Marc Ouwehand, an experienced consultant with an extensive track record in the consulting industry. It is the second senior hire for Delta Capita in a short time in the Benelux – Onno Bloemers, a former Accenture and Atos Consulting consultant, joined the leadership ranks last month.
Marc Ouwehand has extensive experience as a consultant across the full breadth of the financial sector. His expertise lies in translating strategy into operations, for which he has held roles as interim manager, programme manager and management consultant. He began his career as a Consultant with Business Management Group (BMG), after which he went to work at Deloitte Consulting. Ouwehand then worked for nearly ten years for three different consultancies: KPN Consulting (then Getronics Consulting), Altran (formerly DCE Consultants) and Atos Consulting (formerly KPMG Consulting). In recent years he worked at The Hill Advisory (an advisory that Ouwehand co-founded in 2012) as an independent consultant.
In his new role, Ouwehand will focus on digital transformation in the financial services industry, a catch-all term for the transition that banks and insurers need to undergo to get up-to-date with technological trends that are bringing about a wave of change within their respective segments. Ouwehand has in recent years specialised in digital transformation – he has advised various clients in the development and implementation of digital strategies and has single-handedly developed a Digital Impact Analysis.
“Block Chain, crypto-currency, robotics, cloud, Big Data, Fintechs and unbundling of services are just a few topics that are set to disrupt both banks and insurers in the coming years,” says Ouwehand. Financial institutions where Ouwehand has gained experience during his consulting career include ABN Amro, Achmea, Aegon, APG, Friesland Bank, ING, Rabobank and Van Lanschot.
“With the arrival of Marc we broaden our capabilities in the field of Digital Transformation. We can therefore, as a leading international consulting firm, bolster our services to the financial sector,” reflects Tom Kastelein, Managing Partner and CEO of Delta Capita Benelux.
When asked how Delta Capita, in the market for digital transformation, will stand out from the crowd – digital is the fastest growing segment within the consulting industry but also a domain which is heating up quickly – Ouwehand points to three factors. “At Delta Capita we use our knowledge, skills and distinctive propositions to build up the digital resilience and competitiveness of our customers. For example, in the form of developing and implementing the Digital Journey, for which we have developed tools, such as the Digital Impact Analysis and the Digital Heatmap, we make the change over to the digital future easy for our clients.”
Marc Ouwehand studied economics at the Universities of Maastricht and Grenoble and Strategic Management (postgraduate) at the Rotterdam School of Management. In addition to his consulting work, he has authored several white papers on project and programme management.