Delta Capita, the international business and technology consulting firm specialising in delivering solutions to financial services organisations, has appointed Dr. Michèle Colenso as Managing Partner & Head of its Asia regional business.
The hire builds on Delta Capita’s continued success across the UK, Benelux and Asia, driven by growth in its core consulting and managed service solutions. Most prominent being their appointment as consulting partner to the Plato Partnership - an industry consortium of Tier 1 banks and investment firms working together to create a not-for-profit block trading utility.
Michèle brings over 25 years of International Financial Services experience to the role. Previously working for such prestigious names as Nomura International, ING, American Express and Deutsche Bank, she has core expertise in governance, enterprise risk management and operational efficiency, including outsourcing. Michèle’s career has taken her across the world from Europe, to the US, Middle East, Africa and extensively APAC, working in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India.
Michèle Colenso, Managing Partner & Head of Asia Region, comments: “I’m delighted to be joining Delta Capita to lead further expansion in Asia. I’ve been watching them for some time and have been impressed by the sophistication and range of solutions and products they have developed as well as some of their notable industry successes – they’re delivering real value to clients. It’s great to be back in Singapore and I’m looking forward to working with established and new clients on targeted managed service solutions and other collaborative initiatives to help meet regulatory and cost reduction challenges, whilst continuing to work closely with our core consulting services and our growing pool of talent in the region, supported by Delta Capita’s sustained investment.”
Joe Channer, CEO, Delta Capita, continues: “We are very pleased to have Michèle on-board, she is a well-respected industry practitioner and a proven leader who brings significant APAC experience to our business. Our continued investment in Asia is part of our strategy to be on the ground and active in the markets where our clients are doing business. There is a strong demand for managed services and consortia-led utilities in the region and Michèle will be able to share her wealth of experience in how these approaches can be implemented to reduce operational complexity and total cost of ownership, whilst addressing risk management.
“Financial services organisations are strongly challenging returns on their consultancy investment spend and this is no different in Asia. Under the leadership of Michèle in the region, we are well-positioned to respond to this. We can provide a viable alternative to the big four as we are independent, have a global footprint and are a strong practitioner offering, delivering tangible solutions that work within the reality of a client’s organisation.”
Michèle joined in April and is based in Singapore.