Capgemini Consulting has appointed Dee Burger as CEO of its North American operations. Burger, who has been with Capgemini for over 20 years, replaces former chief executive Ken Toombs.
With approximately 4,000 business and IT consultants across the globe, Capgemini Consulting is one of the largest management consultancies of the globe. The firm is the consulting arm of Capgemini, with more than 150,000 employees and a revenue of $11.5 billion a top-5 player in the global IT-services industry. Last year Capgemini Consulting was named one of the top 20 most prestigious management consulting firms in Europe.
Dee Burger (45) brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. Most recently he served as global sector lead for Capgemini Consulting’s telecom, media and entertainment practice, as well as heading the firm’s Innovative & Digital practice in North America. Burger can build on a strong heritage within the firm – he joined Capgemini in 1992 after obtaining his MBA in Finance from University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, and has been with the consultancy ever since. Previously, Burger also held positions as a Vice President in Ernst & Young’s Telecommunications practice, and led Gemini Consulting’s Telecommunications practice*.
In his new role, Burger will be responsible for driving the company's consulting vision around digital transformation, one of the key pillars of the firm’s strategy and service offering. In February of last year, Capgemini Consulting focused its efforts on this area with the consolidation of its digital assets and capabilities under a single services line called Digital Customer Experience. “Dee’s proven leadership skills and experience leading digital projects in multiple industries will help propel our business, and that of our clients,” comments the Frenchman Cyril Garcia, CEO of Capgemini Consulting.
“Helping our clients to understand and act upon the opportunities and threats created by the escalating advancement of new technologies is critical to our mission”, says Burger, who will report directly to Garcia. “I’m excited to capitalise on Capgemini’s capabilities to help our clients grow.”
Earlier this month Capgemini Consulting was named the best performing brand in consulting by the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF).
* Capgemini acquired Ernst & Young Consulting in 2000 in a deal worth $11.1 billion. In May 2004 Capgemini dropped the ‘Ernst & Young’ brand from its name, following the expiry of the consulting firm's four-year licence to use the name.