Kjell Johan Nordgard joins Axxsys Consulting in executive role

18 October 2019 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Kjell Johan Nordgard has joined Axxsys Consulting, an asset management consultancy which is part of Alpha FMC. 

“I am very excited to join an organisation with a strong reputation of high-quality delivery of large-scale implementations in the asset management community,” said Nordgard.

Appointed CEO of Central Europe, he has been tasked with growing the firm’s footprint in countries including the German-speaking region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and former Soviet states the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. 

According to Euan Fraser, CEO of Alpha FMC, there are “substantial growth opportunities in Central Europe” for Axxsys Consulting and Alpha FMC, which merged in June this year to form one of Europe’s largest consultancies dedicated to the asset and wealth management industry. “Kjell is a significant move to help us achieve our goal to become market leader in this region.”Kjell Johan Nordgard, CEO Central Europe at AxxsysAxxsys Consulting provides consultancy and technology implementation services to the investment management industry. One of its key offerings revolves around SimCorp, which is one of the most used investment management systems in the asset management space. From its offices in the UK, Denmark and Canada, Axxsys Consulting helps financial services institutes design, build, implement and run their SimCorp solutions. 

Nordgard brings a wealth of SimCorp experience to the consulting firm. He worked for over 20 years at the software vendor in a number of senior roles including Managing Director for SimCorp UK and Head of Global Market Support.

More recently, Nordgard was Global Head of Systems and Data at Norges Bank Investment Management, a Norwegian sovereign fund manager with more than $900 billion under management globally. At Norges Bank, he headed up a department with responsibility for the fund’s portfolio of software systems and associated data and processes. 

“Axxsys Consulting is a recognised industry leader in Simcorp-related implementation and advisory support. We are witnessing an increase in interest for Simcorp services from across Central Europe, and I look forward to leading and growing the very talented team already working in the region," said Nordgard.