Former Nokia Global Chief Information Officer joins EY’s Operational Transaction Services team

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EY has appointed John Clarke, Nokia’s former Global Chief Information Officer, as a partner in its Operational Transaction Services (OTS) practice, to strengthen its transaction offering.

This investment reflects the OTS practice’s market-leading growth in the UK, its number one position in the market and the increased demand from both UK and multinational clients for its advice and services.

John brings to the practice significant experience and skills from across several industry sectors, including consumer products, TMT, retail and financial services.

Prior to joining EY, he was a Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group, the Global CTO at Tesco and member of the independent assurance panel on the Government Identity Passport Scheme. He has also held senior management positions at Accenture and Nortel.

Commenting on his new role, John said, “I was attracted to EY’s OTS team for a number of reasons. It holds the number one position in the market, has an enviable client list and has the unique position of offering a combined operations and IT team.

“OTS has built a reputation of delivering value to its clients where they are seen, not only as advisors, but as a real extension to the client’s own team. They have advised on a number of industry-leading transactions across a range of sectors and I am relishing the opportunity of helping to deliver continued growth and success.”

Michel Driessen, head of EY’s UK&I OTS team, said of John’s appointment, “It is testament to our success and reputation in the market that we are able to welcome John, who has extensive industry experience and has worked for some of the world’s leading organisations.

“Having global industry experts in the team is one of our key differentiators, enabling us to advise and provide genuine sector insights to our clients.  This investment in top talent won’t stop here - as part of the team’s market leadership strategy we will continue to attract, retain and develop the best people.”