Fujitsu Consulting has confirmed its plans to become a major player in the Australian financial services sector in 2008, in the wake of its recent acquisition of local consulting firm, Chartres Business Solutions. Fujitsu has invested heavily in recent months to build up its Financial Services and Business Transformation expertise as part of a strategic push to complement its existing capabilities in enterprise architecture, strategy and enterprise value management. Part of this investment has been the key appointments of ex Gartner principal consultant Stephen Walker as Principal of the Financial Services division and Czes Szaryck, previously with Accenture, as Principal Consultant with a focus on risk management. The acquisition of Chartres’s specialised advisory services and consulting methodologies, and the retention of its highly-respected directors as senior executives within Fujitsu Consulting, have been key to Fujitsu’s plan to expand its financial services arsenal.
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