Adel Al-Saleh was appointed Group Chief Executive for Northgate Information Solutions (IS) on 1 December 2011, responsible for leading and growing one of the leading global providers of software solutions and technology services for human resources management and for organizations across the public sector.
On May 1 2013, Adel also assumed the role of Chief Executive for NGA Human Resources, the largest business within the Northgate Group, in addition to his role as the group Chief Executive.
Prior to joining Northgate Information Solutions, Adel spent five years at IMS Health (2007-2011), a leading technology-based analytics and services company within the healthcare industry. During Adel’s time with IMS Health, he held several senior positions including President of EMEA, senior Vice President Global Pharma Solutions, and President of US.
Prior to IMS, Adel spent 19 years at IBM (1988-2006), where he held several senior positions across the world, including General Manager of Sales and Industries in the Group's European region, General Manager Global Wireless Business, VP of Americas Communications Sector (covering Telecommunications, Utilities, Media and Entertainment industries), and VP EMEA Sales and Services Personal Systems Group.
Adel is a graduate from Boston University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Adel is married with four children and he is based in the UK.
Kobe Verdonck was appointed Executive Vice President Sales of NGA in May 2012. As Executive Vice President Sales, Kobe is in charge of NGA's global sales, go to market, sales operations and presales activities.
Prior to his role as global sales leader, Kobe was Executive Regional Director, leading NGA's business operations and go to market in 19 countries in Europe and Latin America. In 2006, Kobe was appointed regional director for the Nordics & Central Europe leading operations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland.
Kobe started the Swiss and Austrian operations (respectively in 2003 and 2005) for NGA. Previously he had been managing major integration and outsourcing projects for NorthgateArinso all over Europe and Africa.
Before joining NorthgateArinso in 1999 Kobe worked as a lawyer for the International Law firm Stibbe in Brussels, Belgium. From 1996 to 1998 Kobe was responsible for the start-up of a local bank in Tanzania. Kobe holds a Master degree in Law and a degree in Business Administration.
John joined Northgate in January 2001 as Group Chief Accountant and was promoted to UK Finance Director in July 2002 and to Group Finance Director in June 2003.
At Northgate, John has worked closely with the leadership team to transform the business over the last 10 years from a business generating £150m of UK revenue a year and breaking even, to the organisation it is today: trading globally in over 40 countries and generating revenue of over £700m and operating profit of c£150m a year.
Prior to joining Northgate, John trained as a Chartered Accountant. John has held senior finance positions at Thames Water Plc, Shanks Plc and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he gained substantial acquisition experience.
As NGA's Chief Information Officer (CIO), Russell Sheldon is responsible for the strategy, architecture, implementation and management of NGA's technology and platforms globally.
Russell joined NGA with more than 17 years experience in Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and shared services having held a number of senior technology and operations leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Exult and Hewitt Associates.
Prior to joining NGA, Russell spent two years leveraging and applying his extensive IT and BPO experience in the newly-developing Legal Outsourcing arena.
Russell holds a BSc (Hons) in IT Business Systems & Technology from the University of Essex.
Johan Bosschaerts was appointed Senior Vice President Product and Offerings Development for NGA in June 2013. He is responsible for ensuring the innovation, development and continuation of our own IP offering and integrate these with those from our strategic partners to create a platform for sustainable growth and drive operational excellence.
Having joined NGA in 2006, Johan held various key positions in the company, Country Managing Director, Global Program Director on the company’s largest outsourcing deals and Executive for Enterprise Product Engineering.
Before having joined NGA Johan held key positions in various companies in both product and client program design and delivery functions leading large international teams, especially in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Johan holds a degree in both Commercial Engineering and Information Technology.
Johan is married with two children and is based in Belgium.
Brad joined NGA in 2010 as Vice President Marketing & Portfolio Management. In his current role as Senior Vice President Marketing, Brad focuses on informing the market about our global strategic offerings. He has an extensive industry experience.
Most recently, he led the HR practice for Equaterra in North America where he was responsible for business development, client delivery, channel relationship management, staff development and management. Prior to that, Brad was responsible for strategy, design and marketing for the HR products of ACS.
From 2003 to 2005, Brad was holding the position of President of Arinso International US, leading US operations with respect to full HRO and integration services.
Previous positions also include Senior Vice President – Client Services, US internetworking Inc., CO President/COO, Groundswell Inc., Global COO, The Hunter Group, Vice President -Professional Services, Walker Interactive Systems, Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse & Co.
Brad holds a BS Business Administration from Old Dominion University at Norfolk, Virginia and is a CPA.
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
Dhruv Parekh joined NGA in April 2013 as Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development. Based in Hemel Hempstead, UK, Dhruv leads our global strategy and corporate development function focused on driving customer satisfaction through continued innovation in NGA's service offerings.
Dhruv brings a wealth of experience to NGA and has an outstanding track record of success in strategy and corporate development. Dhruv previously worked for KKR, a premier global investment firm. He worked with companies that KKR invested in to help management teams develop their strategies and execute their value creation plans. Dhruv focused primarily on the Technology industry and worked with companies in Asia, the US, and Europe.
Prior to joining KKR, Dhruv was a management and strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). While at BCG, Dhruv primarily worked with consumer products and industrial goods companies on developing and executing winning long term strategies.
Dhruv holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
Joe Kenny joined the team in March 2010 as NGA's Vice President of Human Resources (HR) based out of the UK. In this global position he oversees 35 countries and 8,500 employees.
Joe joins us with extensive global HR experience both at a strategic and operational level. Most recently, Joe was HR VP for Sabre Holdings and Lastminute.com and prior to this worked for Cisco Systems Ltd, Nortel Networks Ltd and ICL. Joe is a high energy transformational HR professional with a wealth of experience across different technology businesses.
Joe leads our global HR teams to deliver a balanced integrated HR approach, working together to create an employee orientated high performance culture that emphasises empowerment, excellence, productivity and innovation across the globe.
He holds an MA in HRM from the University of Middlesex, London.