BIP UK appoints Roei Haberman as new CEO

18 January 2024 3 min. read
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As BIP continues to transform its UK business, it has appointed a new CEO. Roei Haberman takes on the role from long-serving Chris Laslett – who has been named the firm’s new chairperson.

In 2020, the digital advisory formerly known as Chaucer was acquired by international consultancy firm BIP. Founded more than 30 years ago by Bob and Chris Laslett, consulting firm Chaucer initially focused on providing advisory services to the oil, nuclear and construction industries – but had reoriented itself toward digital transformation work in the last decade.

BIP moved to bring Chaucer under its branding two years later, as the firm sought to align its global properties more closely. Chaucer then became BIP UK, with Chris Laslett remaining as CEO. Now though, the firm has announced the end of an era – with Laslett stepping back from the role, and instead taking up the position of chair.

BIP UK appoints Roei Haberman as new CEO

In his place, Roei Haberman becomes BIP UK’s new CEO. He brings over 25 years of experience as a growth leader, specialising in driving business strategy, digital transformation, and global expansion.

Speaking about his successor, Laslett said, “As we announce the appointment of Roei as the new CEO of BIP UK, we welcome a seasoned leader with a proven track record in driving business growth and transformation. Roei's wealth of experience, strategic acumen, and commitment to fostering a balanced and resilient organisational culture make him an exceptional fit. Under his leadership, our organisation will not only navigate the business landscape but also thrive and set new benchmarks in our industry. I look forward to our collaboration ahead and the collective achievements we will undoubtedly accomplish together." 

Haberman was previously the chief revenue officer at NTT DATA UK, where he led the led the company's business strategy, achieving significant growth in revenue in the UK and Ireland over the last three years. Looking ahead, he will use this experience to work across all industries and business functions, leading the UK team. He will drive the delivery of transformation at pace with a positive client impact while enabling efficiencies and reducing risk.

His installation as CEO of BIP UK comes amid BIP’s wider strategy to embed lasting digital transformation, market-shaping innovation and sustainable growth both within the company and its clients. As part of this ambition, BIP UK recently acquired Riskcare, a specialist capital markets consultancy at the forefront of fintech innovation, along with net zero company Verco. Like BIP UK, Verco is a certified B Corporation helping companies reduce their environmental impact with data-driven analysis, net zero strategies and transition plans.   

On his new challenge, Haberman added, “I am excited to join BIP UK at this pivotal moment in its journey. The strategic initiatives and transformative changes recently undertaken, including the acquisition of both Riskcare and Verco, reflect a commitment to innovation and sustainable growth. We are poised to embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead, pushing boundaries and setting new standards in our industry. Our focus is also on ensuring BIP strengthens its reputation as an employer of choice in the UK for top talent. By promoting a diverse culture of excellence, collaboration and professional development, BIP will be synonymous with transformative leadership and an exceptional workplace experience."