Logica appoints new CIO to help integrate business

IT services firm Logica has appointed the CIO of AXA Technology Services (ATS), Laurent Allard, as its CIO.

IT services firm Logica has appointed the CIO of AXA Technology Services (ATS), Laurent Allard, as its CIO.

Allard will join Logica on 15 October and will be responsible for Logica's internal IT and knowledge management, said Logica.

For the last seven years, Allard has been CIO at ATS. Logica said he was responsible for the IT governance and overall operational success of the company's technology activity, through establishing, maintaining and controlling the IT strategy, and the standards and processes that supported that strategy.

His success resulted in a saving of £214m on the IT service delivery budget "and a dramatic improvement in quality and customer satisfaction", said Logica.

Previously, Allard held IT posts at Credit Du Nord and La Redoute.

Craig Boundy, chief of global operations at Logica, said, "I am extremely pleased to welcome Laurent to the Logica management team. He brings with him a wealth of experience in designing and driving streamlined IT systems and processes.

"As announced in April, as part of Logica's new strategy, we are aligning our IT systems and processes in order to integrate the business more tightly, and ultimately provide a better service to our customers and value to our shareholders. Laurent will help drive this process and ensure we successfully deliver on our commitment."

Allard said, "I have been impressed by the public statements Logica has made this year regarding its intentions to deliver value to shareholders and drive above-market growth. This is a company that I want to be part of and I am looking forward to delivering the systems and processes that will make a difference to the way it operates."

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