Ann Hellenius leads Capgemini Invent in Sweden and Finland

07 September 2020 Consultancy.eu

Capgemini Invent has a new boss for its Swedish and Finnish divisions: Ann Hellenius.

Hellenius succeeds Ulf Holmgren, a 20-year veteran of the consulting firm who held the role for the past 3,5 years. He now transitions to the role of Chief Operating Officer, and will work alongside the new Chief Executive Officer (or Managing Director). Cyril Garcia, the CEO of Capgemini Invent, said he is delighted with the addition of Hellenius, who has been hired externally. 

“We are very happy that Ann has joined the team at Capgemini Invent to support our ambition in two strategic markets. Her experience in both the public and private sectors will help our client benefit from our broad consulting and technology combined with our deep industry expertise,” he said.

In her new capacity, Hellenius leads a team of around 250 management consultants based in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Espoo. They work at the forefront of Capgemini’s portfolio, helping clients with strategic advisory, organisational support, innovation and digital transformations – one of Capgemini Invent’s sweet spots. Ann Hellenius, Managing Director Sweden & Finland, Capgemini InventCapgemini Invent generates to the tune of $1 billion in fees, making it one of the world’s 30 largest management consulting firms.

“I look forward to stepping into the role, and I am grateful to contributing to a company with a strong value-driven culture. It feels really exciting to work with all employees on helping our customers in the region develop and transform through innovation, technological progress and sustainability,” said Hellenius. 

She brings over two decades of experience to the role, including over ten years in management consulting. Having learned the tricks of the trade at EY Consulting, Hellenius founded her own consultancy which she led for nine years. The past years she worked among others as CIO of the Stockholm Municipality, CIO of Bankgirot and CIO of Scandic, with 280 hotels the largest hotel operator in Scandinavia. 

Hellenius has received widespread recognition for her work in recent years, named ‘CIO of the Year’ by IDG in 2017, one year after she was named ‘European CIO of the Year’ by IT One. She also bagged an award for ‘Boss of the Year’ by Swedish management outlet Chef, and was listed as one of Sweden’s most influential women in business technology last year. 

Diversity

She becomes the third woman in Capgemini’s management team in Sweden and Finland, others are Caroline Segerstéen Runervik (Industries and Public Director) and Malin Nyren (HR Director). The group is led in the region by Anil Agarwal (President Scandinavia).

The appointment comes shortly after Capgemini in the Netherlands promoted a woman (Liesbeth Bout) internally to take the reins of the Dutch Capgemini Invent practice.

In July, Capgemini pledged to become a carbon neutral and net zero company by 2030.


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