Ex-McKinsey Peter Leukert in Capco management

21 August 2013 Consultancy.uk

Peter Leukert has joined the global leadership team of FIS and Capco. He is coming from NYSE Euronext, where he was active for the last 15 months as a Global CIO. Before that he was, amongst other, CIO at Commerzbank and also partner of McKinsey & Company for multiple years. At FIS and Capco, Leukert becomes responsible for implementing the board’s corporate strategy and for realizing its global growth ambitions.

FIS is the world's largest provider of banking and payment technologies. In 2010 it spent €211 million to buy Capco, a management and IT consulting firm that specializes in the financial services industry.

Capco-management

Prior to joining FIS Peter Leukert was in the role of CIO responsible for all information technology of stock market listed NYSE Euronext. Before that he served as CIO at Commerzbank, the second largest bank in Germany, where he was the architect behind the integration of Dresdner Bank into Commerzbank. Also because of his pivotal role during the integration, he was appointed ‘CIO of the Year in Germany’ by the German CIO Magazine in 2011. Before his role in banking he was partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for the business and IT operations propositions for companies active in the financial sector.

According to Peter Schau, European head of Capco, Leukert has the experience and skills to make a difference in the marketplace. "In football, you would say Leukert is a man who can decide a game by himself". Rob Heyvaert, CEO of Capco adds: "Peter's experience will be key in helping our global customers in meeting the complex challenges they currently face”.

Capco Institute

In addition to his board role, Peter Leukert will also lead Capco Institute, the knowledge institute of the advisory firm responsible for the award-winning ‘Capco Journal’ magazine.

The Capco Institude

Peter Leukert gained a PhD in Financial Mathematics from Humboldt University (Berlin) and a MSc. in Mathematical Physics from Bielefeld University.

* In 2008 Commerzbank bought Dresdner Bank for €9,8 billion. As a result of the integration, Commerzbank grew its client base to 11 million residential customers and 100.000 business customers. The integration was completed in May 2011.

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