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Capco appoints Ismail Amla to head up growing UK business

Demand for advisory services increases as financial institutions recover from the crisis

Capco, the global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, has appointed Ismail Amla to head up Capco’s UK operations. He joins Capco’s Global Executive Management Committee at a time when the company is seeing increasing demand from a recovering financial services sector for its expertise-driven services. As well as leading the business in the UK, Ismail will oversee Capco’s Human Capital team globally. In addition, he will be responsible for Capco’s India-based offshore operations.

Amla joins Capco from Accenture, where he held a number of senior roles. Most recently he was Managing Director of Outsourcing for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Before joining Accenture, Amla was a Vice-President and UK board member for CSC, where he led the financial services business in UK and Ireland.

Ismail Amla, UK CEO, said:

“This is an exciting time to join Capco. In a post crisis environment, clients are now looking to partner with a consulting firm that offers deep expertise in their industry and is able to deal with the high levels of complexity inherent in transforming financial services’ institutions.

“Capco has a focused strategy to ensure its ongoing ability to deliver to clients in the major global financial centers across our core domains: banking, capital markets, wealth and investment management, and finance, risk, and compliance.”

Peter Schurau, Head of Capco Europe, said:

“We are delighted that Ismail has joined Capco. He joins a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment and will work with experienced teams to solve the increasingly complex challenges facing the financial services industry.

“The company is seeing unprecedented levels of demand across the globe for the entire end-to-end service that Capco provides to its clients, from consultancy and advisory services through to technology and package integration.”