Consulting Leadership Team

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Jaakko Rintala | Organisational Effectiveness | Asset Optimisation

Jaakko is a highly skilled information technology (IT) strategist and leader who excels in crafting business strategies, fostering growth, and guiding international teams. He adeptly manages extensive IT outsourcing initiatives, oversees supplier networks, and executes solutions harmonising with corporate objectives. Jaakko's expertise lies in IT strategy, cost efficiency, leveraging information assets, orchestrating change, and steering mergers and acquisitions.

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Chester Cunningham | Global Head of Cyient Consulting

Chester has led large corporates in Europe to open and win in new, planet-positive markets and supported the firm's business development and other functions to build a stable of leading MNC clients in Energy, Mining, Telecom, Finance, and Consumer goods, helping them achieve their best-ever top-line success in 2021. 
Chester often draws on his combined experience in both the public and private sectors to unlock new value for our clients. Chester is viewed as one of the company's lead convenors, bringing together multistakeholder partnerships to unlock new growth.  

Chris Betts
Chris Betts | Principal

Functional Specialist

Chris’s particular expertise is driving step change in organizations by improving structures and systems through deep people engagement skills. His international experience leading the development of greenfield operations, delivering asset management excellence and operational leadership underpins his expertise in driving transformational change.

Gavin Irving
Gavin Irving | Principal

Organisation effectiveness

Gavin is a systematic, diagnostic thinker who is motivated by achieving organizational simplicity and effectiveness. His extensive experience with business systems and processes across both government and industry is complemented by a simplicity mindset. He rapidly contextualises, identifying critical linkages, strengths and opportunities to enhance efficiency and performance.

Nicola Kleynhans
Nicola Kleynhans | Senior Partner Consulting Sales and Delivery

Organizational, executive and Board effectiveness

Nicola understands how business operates. Extensive executive experience across human resources, industrial relations and corporate governance has seen her lead global multidisciplinary teams to deliver on transformational projects. It is Nicola’s articulate and deeply insightful approach that results in enhanced effectiveness of Boards and Executive Management.

Pieter Le Roux
Pieter Le Roux | Partner

Transformational change management and financial management

Pieter is a commercially astute transformational leader and change manager, who knows how to deliver value to business through people. His experience as a global executive brings expertise that spans finance, funding, governance, corporate strategy, commercial, and organizational development.

Subject Matter Experts

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Sorousha | Digital Transformation | Asset Optimisation

Sorousha excels in providing analytics and AI-driven solutions to enhance production performance in heavy industries, manufacturing, and mining. He holds expertise in guiding clients through digital manufacturing transformation and has a proven track record of establishing advanced process control and safety analytics programs.

Carlos Chiozza
Carlos Chiozza | Senior Consultant

Human Resources, Global Share services

Carlos is a results-oriented executive with extensive international experience in human resources, global shared services and global projects. He has a proven track record of building high performing teams, delivering business results through creating inclusive workplace cultures, developing leaders, and improving operational excellence.

Michael Gibson
Michael Gibson | Business Analyst

Data analytics

Michael is passionate about using data analysis to develop insights that can drive intuitive solutions for a range of challenges. He strives to be a highly effective problem-solver and sees the opportunity to draw on behavioural economics to improve solutions efficacy.

Christopher Watsford | Business Analyst

Research and business intelligence

Chris is a problem solver. He applies his research, business intelligence, project management, strategic planning and data analytics to support large global organizations drive improvement. In particular he has specialised capabilities analysing financial data to determine market trends which help companies maximize their profits.

Diane Wouansi
Diane Wouansi | Business Analyst

Finance and data analytics

Diane is self-driven, attentive to detail and committed to excellence in delivery. She combines her engineering and financial knowledge to support businesses through rapid growth and change, bringing exceptional competency in analysing data, developing models and reporting.

Eda Musanif
Eda Musanif | System Administration

Project Implementation and Digital Solutions

Eda is an experienced Business Analyst with a strong background in system administration, project implementation and digital solutions. Eda has a process-orientation mindset with setting procedures and workflows for process optimisation. Eda’s professional background has been within the Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Not for Profit sectors.

Mark McGee
Mark McGee | Senior Consultant

Business Strategy and transformation

Mark’s commercial acumen and relationship-centric approach has enabled him to successfully lead business strategy, initiate and implement wide-scale change and deliver on business outcomes. Executive experience across mining and commodities, professional services, financial services and manufacturing means you can be assured of a strategic and innovative approach.

Marcela Avalos
Marcela Avalos | Business Analyst

Strategic Planning

Marcela is an outcomes-driven business analyst with over 10 years industry experience within the energy, resources, and government sectors. Marcela’s expertise includes analysing and developing operating systems, processes, organizational structure, and design. Marcela has an in-depth understanding of different problem-solving scenarios, including board advisory and governance, asset optimization, and organizational effectiveness. She has been an integral team member on several of Cyient Consulting’s large-scale organizational design projects.

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