Capgemini has named Mark Hofland as the CEO of Capgemini Consulting in the Netherlands. Holfland, who has been with the firm since 1999, succeeds Johan van den Arend Schmidt, who led the firm for three years.
Mark Hofland has a long service record in the consulting industry. He started his career at Coopers & Lybrand (the legal ancestor of PwC), where he worked within the firm’s consulting practice. At the Big Four firm he focused on business transformation and human capital issues – in his last role at PwC he led the Dutch HRM consulting service line. In 1999 Hofland moved to Capgemini Consulting, where he has since worked for more than 15 years.
During his time at Capgemini Consulting, Hofland held a number of different management positions, whereby he was involved in numerous digital transformation and strategy programmes for clients in various sectors. In his most recent role he was the Senior Vice-President and Sector Leader for Manufacturing & Automotive, which saw him responsible for managing the firm’s consulting offerings to large clients such as Shell, Philips, Cargill, Akzo Nobel and Canon/Océ.
On the first of January 2016, Hofland was appointed the CEO of Capgemini Consulting in the Netherlands. He replaces Johan van den Arend Schmidt, who moved from PwC UK in 2013 to take on the top role. In a press release Capgemini Consulting explains that in his new role, Hofman will focus on the further professionalisation of the consulting unit, in addition he has been tasked with further advancing Capgemini’s digital transformation proposition – which has since 2011 been the firm’s core offering. Hofland also becomes member of the Dutch Country Board, responsible for coordinating the commercial activities of Capgemini in the country.
Predecessors of Hofland and van den Arend Schmidt are, among others, Ton de Jong (now director of Grontmij), Mario van Vliet (since his departure he holds the role of Managing Partner for Deloitte Consulting) and Charles de Monchy (previously led BearingPoint, now at Schaekel & Partners).
In the Netherlands Capgemini Consulting, which has approximately 3,600 consultants worldwide, was last year chosen by corporate decision-makers as one of the top three management consultancies.