Liesbeth Bout leads Capgemini Invent in the Netherlands

09 June 2020 2 min. read

Capgemini Invent has named Liesbeth Bout as its new Country Head for the Netherlands.

The newly elected boss takes over at the helm from Marc Burger, who held the reins for three years. Bout's ascension to the top is a textbook example for all juniors in the consulting industry: she joined Capgemini Invent in 2004, remained faithful to the firm all along, and climbed the ladder to now become the first ever female CEO of Capgemini Invent in the country.

“With her leadership experience and dedication, she is the right person to lead Capgemini Invent in the coming phase,” said outgoing chief executive Burger, who will pursue his career outside of Capgemini.

Under his wings, Capgemini Invent went through an internal merger and rebranding (in 2018, Capgemini bundled its consulting, digital and creative units to form Capgemini Invent) and enjoyed a period of strong growth. “Marc has made a decisive contribution to the growth of Capgemini Invent in our market,” said Hans van Waayenburg, the CEO of Capgemini in the Netherlands.

Liesbeth Bout, Country Leader Netherlands at Capgemini Invent

Bout brings extensive experience across a wide variety of industries and areas of expertise to her new role, as well as international work experience. She specialises in finance & performance management, and data science & analytics. Most recently, she led Capgemini Invent's fast growing Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence service line, which currently employs 100 consultants.

Commenting on her top role, she said: “I will work with great energy and passion to further increase our impact in the private and public sector.”

She has been tasked with navigating the consultancy through the current crisis, and preparing it for the post-covid-19 new normal, while consolidating its leading position in the market. When asked about what she believes is Capgemini Invent’s main differentiator, Bout pointed to the firm’s talented individuals and multidisciplinary approach which leverages the strength of Capgemini’s 270,000-strong workforce.

“We have a fantastic brand with the right vision. Capgemini Invent delivers on the promise of our brand: we combine strategic, technological and creative competences with our knowledge in the field of data and deep-rooted sector expertise. This enables us to help organisations with the transformation of ideas into prototypes and scalable practical solutions in the form of new products, services and business models,” said Bout.

She added: “I am convinced that a team with a broad and complementary set of competences unlocks the best results for our customers. We always operate with a multidisciplinary team. We work together with consultants from Capgemini Invent from other countries, and with creative and data-driven experts from within the Capgemini Group.”

Globally, France-headquartered Capgemini Invent generates revenues of just over $1 billion.