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CIO appointment at OCS

OCS Group has appointed Ketan Patel as Chief Information Officer to support the business in the next stage of its development.

Patel, who recently featured in the Top 100 global CIO awards 2023 brings a proven track record in helping companies prepare for future growth. He joins OCS from WHSmith PLC where he held the position of Group CIO and is currently also an advisor as part of Endava’s Private Equity Group, providing clients with commercially-focused technology, strategic advisory and operational improvement services across all business sectors.

In his new role Patel’s remit covers overall responsibility for the Group’s core technology and digital landscape, including the strategy of how technology supports and underpins its mission and values and ensure the creation of the best performing team to optimise the business moving forward.

Patel will join the OCS Group Executive Committee, reporting directly to CEO Rob Legge, who commented: “I  am delighted to welcome Ketan on board, and we’re  proud to be attracting such a strong calibre of talent to our team. Ketan has the focus and drive to grow the technology landscape of the business and a clear strategy and plan to execute it. He will help bring a fresh perspective and will complement the skillsets that we already have.”

Patel, said of his new role: “I am really looking forward to working in this incredibly successful business led by Rob. the industry is poised well for positive disruption and I believe that technology has a key role in driving commercial success and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help deliver top and bottom-line growth. By providing cutting-edge technology solutions to clients and colleagues we can optimise the services we provide for the businesses we support, whether it’s using AI or analytics.”  

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