Delta Capita names Michèle Colenso head of its Asian business

26 September 2016 4 min. read
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Delta Capita, a business and technology consultancy for the financial services industry, has recently appointed Michèle Colenso as Managing Partner and Head of its Asian business.

Michèle Colenso brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services to the firm. The past fourteen years she, through her own consulting firm, led and contributed to engagements at dozens of banks and insurance companies. Colenso also held several executive advisory positions, working with board members on a range of operational efficiency, governance, risk management and outsourcing topics.

Earlier in her career Colenso worked for Nomura International, ING, American Express and Deutsche Bank, after which she took a two year sabbatical to sail around the world in a 17 metre offshore sailing yacht – a journey which she completed successfully.

Colenso recently decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined Delta Capita, a management and technology consultancy with five offices across the globe. The company, established six years ago in the UK by three founding partners, focuses purely on clients in the financial services industry. In 2013 Delta Capita expanded into Asia, with the opening of an office in Singapore, and on the back of growing demand in the region the consultancy has brought Colenso on board.

“There is a strong demand for managed services and consortia-led utilities in Asia and Michèle will be able to share her wealth of experience in how these approaches can be implemented to reduce operational complexity and total cost of ownership, whilst addressing risk management,” says Joe Channer, CEO of Delta Capita. 

Joe Channer and Michele Colenso - Delta Capita

From the base in Singapore – Delta Capita also has an Asian hub in the financial district of Hong Kong – Colenso will lead the firm’s further expansion in the region. “Our continued investment in Asia is part of our strategy to be on the ground and active in the markets where our clients are doing business,” reflects the London-based CEO and one of the firm’s three co-founders.

Commenting on her new role, Colenso says she looks forward to the challenge. “I’ve been watching Delta Capita for some time and have been impressed by the sophistication and range of solutions and products they have developed as well as some of their notable industry successes – they’re delivering real value to clients.”

“I’m looking forward to working with established and new clients on targeted managed service solutions and other collaborative initiatives to help meet regulatory and cost reduction challenges, whilst continuing to work closely with our core consulting services.”

She adds that enjoys being back in Singapore – her career has taken her across the world from Europe, to the US, Middle East, Africa and extensively APAC, working in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India.

When asked why players in the APAC financial services industry should consider turning to Delta Capita for advisory and execution services, Channer highlights that the firm is an independent player, and can build on a global footprint and a strong practitioner offering. “Financial services organisations are strongly challenging returns on their consultancy investment spend and this is no different in Asia. We deliver tangible solutions that work within the reality of a client’s organisation.”

Earlier this year Delta Capita bolstered its Benelux practice with the additions of Onno Bloemers (Head of Benelux Insurance practice) and Marc Ouwehand (lead of the firm’s regional Digital Transformation service line).