London, 31 October 2011 – BearingPoint today announced the appointment of a new Partner, Rob Staples, who will be responsible for BearingPoint’s UK Communications practice. In this newly created role he will be building upon BearingPoint’s extensive global telecoms and media experience with clients such as Vodafone, France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica to support UK based clients in the sector.
Rob is a communications industry specialist with over 20 years operational and consulting experience gained working in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the United States and the Middle East. He has extensive experience working with CEO’s and board level clients in the telecommunications and media industries to help shape their strategic agendas.
He joins from Capgemini Consulting, where he was Vice President and Global Sector Lead for the Telecom, Media & Entertainment sector. Rob has particular experience working on the convergence of the content, distribution and device value chain and how this is impacting companies in the media and telecoms industries.
Commenting on the appointment, Stefan Spohr, Managing Partner UK and Ireland said: “Rob’s appointment is an important strategic step for BearingPoint in the UK. The telecoms and media sectors are amongst the most dynamic in the UK and are at the heart of technological and social development. BearingPoint has substantial depth of experience in these sectors and Rob joins us at the ideal time to grow our presence and help UK based telecoms and media companies exploit these developments.”
Rob Staples added: “The communications industry is undergoing a very significant transformation of its business models, competitive landscape and revenue streams. Telecom operators must increase their customer centricity, innovate to find new sources of growth and improve their systems and processes to become far more efficient. I am very much looking forward to bringing BearingPoint’s expertise in these areas to support UK and Ireland clients.”
BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organisations world-wide to align and optimise processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint’s consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm’s approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3,200 people in 15 countries.
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