Capgemini Consulting names Marc Burger Head of Dutch business

27 March 2018 3 min. read

Capgemini Consulting has appointed Marc Burger as the new CEO of its Dutch country organisation. Burger, who has been working for the consultancy practice of Capgemini since the summer of 2012, succeeds Mark Hofland.

“I am confident that Marc Burger will further strengthen our position as a leader in digital transformation,” said Volkmar Varnhagen, who is responsible for Capgemini Consulting for the Central Europe region (the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria). 

Burger brings more than 17 years of experience in business consultancy to his new role. After starting his career at KPMG Consulting, he then worked for Trompenaars-Hampden Turner, a Netherlands-origin boutique consultancy specialised in change management and culture (Trompenaars-Hampden Turner was acquired by the People & Change wing of KPMG Advisory in 2015).

In 2006, Burger joined Deloitte, where he ascended the ranks to become a Director in the Human Capital business of Deloitte Consulting. In the role of Head of the Organization Change service line, he led a team of around 40 consultants focused on providing human capital and change management services to clients. After six years at the Big Four firm, Burger moved over to Capgemini Consulting, one of the larger consultancies in the world with a team of 3,000 consultants in over 20 countries. Capgemini Consulting is part of French IT giant Capgemini, which itself ranks as a top 10 IT services provider globally with 200,000 employees and a turnover of €12.8 billion. 

Cyril Garcia, Volkmar Varnhagen, Marc Burger. Capgemini Consulting

Burger started at Capgemini Consulting as Vice President and as head of the People & Performance practice. After having held a number of internal roles with increasing responsibility, including Industry Leader from the Manufacturing & Life Science Industry group, he has now been appointed to the highest position in the consultancy: Country Head Netherlands. He will be responsible for all activities of the consulting unit, from sales and business development to thought leadership and the execution of engagements with clients. He succeeds Mark Hofland, who himself succeeded Johan van den Arend Schmidt in early 2016. 

Burger will remain active for clients – “I will continue to be involved as senior advisor in setting up and executing major business transformations at clients,” said the new CEO to Burger himself specialises in human capital strategy, large-scale business transformation and digitisation.

“During his consultancy career, he has demonstrated strong operational and leadership skills by supporting CxOs in various business transformations on a global scale with in-depth expertise in the digital domains and by leading our manufacturing practice. He is the right person to continue our growth momentum in the region,” remarked Varnhagen.

Internationally, Burger reports to the German Varnhagen and the Frenchman Cyril Garcia, the global boss of Capgemini Consulting. In the Netherlands he is a member of the Executive Committee of Capgemini Netherlands, which further consists of Jeroen Versteeg (chairman of the board), Mark Grimberg, Jorge Sobrino and Lout van Montfoort (ad interim).

On top of his advisory work, Burger, who obtained his doctorate in the field Organizational Anthropology, is a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (track: Communication & Organizational Change).