Capgemini has appointed Kaylene O’Brien as managing director for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Olaf Pietschner, who is now CEO of Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Strategic Business Unit.

O’Brien stepped down from her role as Deloitte’s head of consulting in October last year after working at the professional service firm for nearly 25 years.

Starting this week, O’Brien will lead a Capgemini team of more than 2,000 people across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, and Wellington.

“I am honoured to lead this next stage of growth for Capgemini in Australia and New Zealand,” O’Brian said in a statement.

Kaylene O’Brien,
managing director at Capgemini Australia & New Zealand. Image: LinkedIn.

“The business has all the right elements, and a compelling purpose to ‘unleash human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future’. Capgemini has a unique position in the market, and it is a great environment for our people to get the future they want.”

Former ANZ leader Olaf Pietschner has moved to CEO of Capgemini’s Asia Pacific strategic business unit and member of the group executive committee.

“Kaylene is a recognised leader in the industry and brings a wealth of experience that drives customer innovation, growth, and talent inclusivity in an agile environment,” said Pietschner today in a statement.

“I am delighted to welcome Kaylene to Capgemini to lead our talented team into the next chapter of growth in Australia and New Zealand, and help support our ambition in the Asia Pacific region to create a sustainable and inclusive future for our clients, people and communities.”

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