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Logica Appoints Chief Executive, International

  • 25 June, 2008 08:47

<p>Sydney, 25 June 2008 - Logica, the IT and business services company, has appointed João P. A. Baptista as Chief Executive, International, and a member of its Executive Committee reporting to CEO Andy Green.</p>
<p>Baptista joins Logica from Portugal Telecom, where he is the Chairman and CEO of PT Investimentos Internacionais, the telecoms operator’s international operations - which had revenues of €5.5 billion in 2007 and includes a sizeable presence in Brazil and Morocco. He is also a member of Portugal Telecom’s Executive Committee and main Board of Directors.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Portugal Telecom in 2006, Baptista was vice-president of the global telecommunications team at Booz Allen Hamilton and Global Leader for Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment (TICE) at Marsh &amp; McLennan.</p>
<p>Baptista will be responsible for Logica’s international operations, which include all of the company’s operations outside of its four main clusters, the UK, France, Nordics and the Netherlands. These operations accounted for approximately 16% of Logica’s group revenue in 2007. He is expected to start in his new role in early September.</p>
<p>John Coleman, current Chief Executive, International, will join the UK management team in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. He will play a key role in driving the operational changes required to accelerate the programme for growth in the UK.</p>
<p>Commenting on João Baptista’s appointment, Andy Green, Logica CEO said: “I’m delighted to welcome João, a highly talented and experienced addition to the Logica executive team. This complements the team already in place – which was strengthened recently with the appointments of Craig Boundy as Chief Executive, Global Operations and Jean-Marc Lazzari as Chief Executive, Outsourcing Services. João’s deep and varied international experience, combined with a fantastic track record of delivery and extensive strategic insight gained through his past consulting work, will be a real asset as we seek to get closer to our clients and bolster our service offering.”</p>
<p>João P. A. Baptista, Chief Executive-designate, International, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Logica team at such an exciting time. The recent months indicate that this is a company making excellent progress. I look forward to working with the team in the International business to refine how we contribute to the sustained profitable growth Logica has set out to deliver.”</p>
<p>About Logica</p>
<p>Logica is a leading IT and business services company, employing 39,000 people across 36 countries. It provides business consulting, systems integration, and IT and business process outsourcing services. Logica works closely with its customers to release their potential - enabling change that increases their efficiency, accelerates growth and manages risk. It applies its deep industry knowledge, technical excellence and global delivery expertise to help its customers build leadership positions in their markets. Logica is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext (Amsterdam) (LSE: LOG; Euronext: LOG). More information is available at www.logica.com.</p>

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