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.
Peter Bouten joined NGA in 1999 and currently holds the position of VP Global Sales and Strategic Accounts. Peter has been active in the HR and Payroll space since the start of his career in the late eighties .
Through his leadership and extensive experience within the HR and payroll arena, Peter has brought our Dutch organization to a higher level of operational excellence. With his thorough knowledge of the HR and IT market he succeeded to move NorthgateArinso into the HR BPO market as one of the top service providers in the Netherlands.
In recent years Peter has been responsible for our business in the Nordics and the DACH region. Peter has also been in charge of NGA's global HR consulting practice.
Peter is married and has 3 children. He resides in the southern part of the Netherlands.
Alistair has been appointed Regional Vice President for the UK, Ireland and South Africa (UKIESA), responsible for growing revenue and profit as well as developing strong relationships with NGA’s growing list of customers and prospects in order to drive future sales growth in the region.
Alistair specializes in transitioning businesses to develop, market and sell higher-value-added solutions, products and services. He has international experience in plc, US corporate and VC-backed start-up businesses.
Before joining NGA in mid-2012, Alistair was Managing/Executive Director at Communisis plc for five years. He rebranded the company from a print business into a marketing services provider, and transitioned the Group from production to BPO services.
Alistair was Managing Director UK at Synstar plc when it was acquired by Hewlett Packard, the world's largest IT company, in 2004. He was a key member of the team responsible for integrating the two businesses, and subsequently managed the combined entity in the UK&I as Director Technology Services for the region.
Prior to this, Alistair had taken on senior leadership roles in various companies within the IT, electronics and semiconductor industries, including XKO Group plc, an IT services and software solutions business, where he was Managing Director; Microcosm Communications, a VC-backed start-up developing high-speed semiconductor products for fibre optic communication systems, where he was Vice President of Business Development; and M/A-COM Inc., a manufacturer of electronic products for the telecoms, aerospace, defence and automotive markets, where he was Worldwide Director of Marketing.
Alistair started his career in 1982 as a Development Engineer at Pye TVT Ltd (part of Philips). Alistair holds a bachelor of science (honors) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Salford.
Keith joined NGA in August 2012 as President for the North American region, responsible for all of NGA's client relationships, business development, sales and operations in the US and Canada.
A leading independent consultant, analyst and thought leader in the HR services industry, Keith brings over 20 years of extensive experience to NGA. Most recently, he owned and operated Strodtman Consulting, LLC., an independent consulting firm, and served as research fellow at HfS Research, the leading analyst authority and knowledge community for the global services industry. During this time, Keith advised several companies on their HR service delivery strategies.
Previously, Keith led the launch of the HRO business at Ceridian Corporation from 2002 to 2011, during which he focused on growing the HRO organization and customer base. In the last two years, he assumed leadership of product strategy, in addition to his sales and delivery management charter.
Since the pioneering days of HR outsourcing, Keith has been highly involved in developing the critical technologies necessary to support HR service delivery. Earlier in his career, he was the Director of HR Business Process Outsourcing Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was Product Manager at Fidelity Investments during the launch of their HR services business.
Keith has participated in many conferences and industry panels as resource speaker and expert, and has authored a number of research publications and blog articles on HR service delivery. He is a member of IHRIM and the advisory board of HRO Today. Keith has also been on HRO Today’s HRO Superstars List several times.
Keith holds a degree in business administration from the University of Saint Thomas.
Denis was appointed President of the Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) region on December 1, 2012. Prior to that, Denis ran Global Sales for NGA, delivering strategic sales and support for NGA's largest enterprise customers and driving revenue growth for new and renewal business.
Denis joined NGA (then ARINSO) in 2000 as Managing Director for France. By 2002, he had been appointed Regional Manager Southern Europe, with his responsibilities later on extending to Canada. In 2009, Denis became VP Global Alliances & Channels, managing NGA’s relationship with SAP and the various partnerships in place like those for BPO, OnDemand and all the partners of the euHReka ecosystem. In May 2011, Denis was in charge of Sales & Marketing for Europe and LatAm.
Before joining NGA, Denis was successively Managing Director France and then VP Southern Europe for Control Data Systems from 1986 to 2000.
Denis started his career in Canada in 1982, at IST (third largest IT Services company in Canada), where he worked as Marketing and Sales Manager for IST Online Services Business Unit, a leading online database services vendor.
Denis has a Master in Business Administration degree from the Lyon Business School in France.
Luca was appointed NGA Cluster Southern-Europe Vice President in May 2012. In this new role, he is in charge of supervising and coordinating NGA’s growth strategy in a market encompassing Southern Europe and Latin America.
Prior to this position, Luca had been leading go-to-market efforts in Italy, Greece and Turkey as Regional Managing Director for five years.
Luca started his career working as consultant for Accenture. From 2001 to 2002, he headed the Talent Web Solutions Department of Talent Management. At the end of 2002, he moved to Sweden to join the global leader company in packaging solutions, Tetra Pak, where he took on several HR roles with an increasing level of responsibility, the last being Global e-HR Services Director. During this experience, Luca acquired great expertise in HR Transformation, Global HRIS Implementation and Business Process Outsourcing services.
Luca holds a degree in political science from the University of Milano. He speaks five languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and a little Turkish.
Udo has been appointed Managing Director & VP of the DACH and Eastern Europe region in April 2013. He is responsible for growing revenue and profit as well as developing strong relationships with NGA’s customers.
With his extensive knowledge about organizational development and BPO, Udo is driving NGA’s go-to-market strategy in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as well as Eastern Europe. With his expertise of selling high-value-added solutions and services, he is the driving force of NGA’s growth in the region.
Before joining NGA, Udo was member of the Central European Leadership Team at Tata Consultancy Services. His vast experience comes for a diverse and successful background at companies like Accenture, Unisys and T-Systems, as well as being the Founder and Managing Partner of a private equity fund in the Netherlands.
Udo holds a degree in Information Technology and lives with his family in North Germany.
Anita is Vice President Northern Europe and leads NGA's activities in this region. In addition to full P/L responsibility, she is responsible for leading the region on a profitable growth strategy, overseeing all of NGA’s client relationships, business development, sales and operations.
Anita has extensive experience working for global organizations and has acquired a great amount of international experience while working with multinational teams in a variety of roles, ranging from expert consultant to program director.
Prior to her current role at NGA, Anita was Managing Director for the Netherlands, leading one of NGA's largest business operations. She joined NGA in 2001 and has a proven track record in delivering value to customers by leading HR Transformation, Consulting and Outsourcing engagements. Anita played a key role in founding the HR Business Consulting team at NGA. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as Director HR Outsourcing, where she transformed the operations and was responsible for the CIAN acquisition.
As guest speaker, Anita regularly delivers keynotes on the subject of HR Transformation and Outsourcing at industry conferences. She is also the author of several white papers and articles.
Anita holds a master of arts degree from the Free University of Amsterdam and has followed several postgraduate courses in business administration and executive management, among others, at the
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Open University of Maastricht and Vlerick Management School.
Patrick was appointed VP Presales in May 2012, in charge of NGA's presales activities defining customer solutions. Prior to this role, Patrick was Regional Pre-Sales Director, leading NGA's solution design in 19 countries in Europe and Latin America. In 2009, he was Managing Director for Austria and Switzerland.
Previously, Patrick led the Swiss HR Consultancy practice and had been managing major integration and outsourcing projects for NGA all over Europe.
Before joining NGA in 2004, Patrick worked as Executive Consultant and Business Developer for the International IT consultancy firm Altran Technology in the Geneva Lake Area, Switzerland.
Patrick obtained a master degree in business administration and an honors degree in information systems from the University of Lausanne. He also holds a certificate of attendance in the Master in International Management Program of the University of Singapore.
Michael Custers currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for NGA. Michael joined NGA in 2006 as Director of Investor Relations and Communications and subsequently served as VP of Corporate Marketing and VP of Global Alliances.
Prior to joining NGA, Michael was Director of Marketing at Certipost, a joint venture of Belgacom and The Belgian Post, where he was involved in the introduction of the electronic identity card to 10 million Belgian citizens. Michael started his career with Aditel, an internet startup.
Michael holds Bachelor's degrees in both Journalism and Audiovisual Communications from Thomas More University College. He also holds postgraduate degrees in B2B Marketing and Business Management from EHSAL Management School in Brussels and is alumn of the Strategic Alliances program of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Michael is married with 3 children and lives in Atlanta, GA.