Deborah Exell appointed to transform Getronics into ‘a role model for the future of work’
Amsterdam/London UK, 23 th May 2018 – Deborah Exell, one of Europe’s top organizational transformation practitioners, has joined the executive team of global ICT integrator Getronics as Global Head of Human Capital & Change. Exell’s appointment follows that of new COO Rogier Bronsgeest earlier this month, as Chairman and Group CEO Nana Baffour hires proven executives to ensure Getronics becomes the world’s preferred partner in business transformation.
Throughout her career, Deborah Exell has worked for and with some of the world´s best-known businesses, from American Express, McKinsey and The Coca-Cola Company to Fidelity and Deustche Bank, developing cross-sector insights and partnering with highly experienced executive teams on a range of complex business challenges.
Exell said: “This is a once-in-a-career type of opportunity to join an executive team which is absolutely committed to ending legacy thinking and dogma; it’s an opportunity to design and build the perfect 21st century business. While every company says it wants to be agile, adaptive and flexible, Getronics is developing a culture and structure that means it really is agile, adaptive and flexible. I will focus on ensuring that Getronics creates structures, hires globally, promotes, trains and develops – through up-skilling, re-skilling and pre-skilling – so that it is able to win business and grow based on having a far, far better people proposition than anyone else.
“We offer business transformation to our customers, so it’s critical that we showcase the benefits of transformation by role-modelling the future of work ourselves,” she explained.
“On behalf of the entire team, I am delighted to welcome Deborah to Getronics,” said Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics. “Deborah has accrued 25 years’ experience of restructuring and transforming well-known businesses across multiple sectors, from manufacturing to FMCG to banking to technology. While someone of her calibre and reputation could doubtless choose to work anywhere, it’s an endorsement of our vision for Getronics, and of our willingness to do things differently, that she has joined us to bring her experience to bear on the creation of the perfect, people-centric business.”
Getronics was ranked in the Whitelane March 2018 IT Outsourcing Study as one of the top performers in IT worldwide in terms of general customer satisfaction, excelling particularly in the quality of its service delivery, proactivity and flexibility. For the global ICT integrator, this result is not just an encouraging sign but validation of its people-centric approach, based on adaptability, resilience and proactivity and aimed at delivering an exceptional user experience.
Getronics is a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is majority owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.
With nearly 4,500 employees, 45 locations in 22 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific, and in Latin America under the Connectis Brand, Getronics brings a strong capability and expertise in Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications and Managed Cloud services to provide a pro-active, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.
Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 100 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.