Gareth Wilson leads Capgemini’s Banking & Capital Markets arm

15 December 2020 Consultancy.uk
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Global consultancy Capgemini has named Gareth Wilson as the new leader of its Banking & Capital Markets arm. Wilson arrives at the firm having spent the best part of three decades with Accenture, where he was latterly a Managing Director.

The banking and capital markets industry is witnessing unprecedented change. Along with having to contend with the global pandemic, the industry was already facing major new competition – not only from traditional providers, but also entrants from retail, BigTech and others. To survive in this market, customer satisfaction standards must stack up not only to those firms providing financial services, but also with these new competitors.

Capgemini Banking & Capital Markets works with some of the world’s largest banks and capital market firms reimagine business models, and meet the evolving demands from the market, customers, partners and the regulators. The firm does this across five key pillars: orchestrating an open ecosystem work; aiding clients to become an Intelligent Bank; driving customer centricity; enhancing go-to-market agility; and ensuring business resilience.

Gareth Wilson, Head of UK Banking & Capital Markets, Capgemini

As the Banking & Capital Markets arm of the firm prepares for a busy 2020, it has appointed Gareth Wilson as its leader. Becoming a Vice President with Capgemini, Wilson will work as Head of UK Banking & Capital Markets to expand its client base and offering in the busy months to come.

He arrives with Capgemini after a 27 year career at Accenture. He joined what was then Andersen Consulting in 1992, having graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Management and Computer Science from Aston University, in Birmingham – going on to become a Managing Director in Accenture’s Financial Services business in 2003.

Commenting via his personal LinkedIn account, Wilson said, “I am pleased to have joined Capgemini to lead their Banking and Capital Markets Business here in the UK. I am very much looking forward to this new challenge working with our Capgemini Financial Services Team here in the UK, and globally, as we help our clients create the ‘Get the Future they want’.”

After breaking the news on the online careers platform, Wilson has been overwhelmed by congratualtions. Since his post went live, it has received over 2,000 likes and comments, with many former colleagues from Accenture wishing him well. These included Kamran Ikram, Managing Director in Financial Services Europe at Accenture, who commented “Congratulations Gareth and good luck,” and Hilda Fassihi Mendelsohn, Transformation & Strategy Senior Manager at Accenture, who said “Congratulations Gareth. Accenture’s loss is Capgemini’s gain. The very best of luck to you.”