Former Chief Executive, Global Service Delivery, Logica joins EDS
PLANO, Texas, Feb. 29 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced the appointment of
Martin Blackburn to the position of vice president and general manager, EDS
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations. He will report directly to
Bill Thomas, executive vice president for EDS EMEA, effective April 1, 2008.
Within this role, Blackburn will assume responsibility for EDS EMEA
operations, including the management of delivery to all clients in the region,
strategy and financial performance. Blackburn is replacing Mike Koehler, who
will assume the position of executive vice president of EDS' Global ITO
To this role, Blackburn brings extensive knowledge and experience in
leading the operations function of major outsourcing organisations.
Previously, he served as Chief Executive, Global Service Delivery Logica -- a
division which comprises 10,000 staff across 18 countries. In this role,
Blackburn was responsible for all business process outsourcing, IT
outsourcing, applications management and offshore service delivery within the
Logica Group. During his time in this role, Blackburn re-established growth
for the company -- building an impressive client portfolio, formulating the
company's off-shore strategy and personally spearheading the change programme
underpinning the company's transformation.
"Martin brings to EDS unique experience and insight which will be
instrumental in ensuring we continue to deliver a high quality, consistent
service across our client base," said Thomas. "In particular, Martin's recent
success building a thriving global delivery model, offering clients the right
blend of offshore, nearshore and onshore locations, is particularly
complementary to EDS' Best Shore strategy."
Blackburn holds an BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Information Systems. He is
also a Member of the British Computer Society, the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers, and the Institute of Mathematics.
EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
Travis Jacobsen - EDS
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