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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Radio Show #90: Mike Ettling, CEO, NorthgateArinso (NGA)

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Mike Ettling was appointed Chief Executive for NorthgateArinso (NGA) on 1 February 2009, responsible for leading and growing one of the leading global HR Services businesses.

NGA has recently achieved unprecedented growth as companies from around the globe come to value the services NGA provides in the areas of Software Development and Services, Systems Integration, Human Resource (HR) Outsourcing and Business Consulting. Recently, NGA has made a strategic leap forward with the solid transition of acquisitions and greater US market penetration.

NGA has recently been acknowledged by Gartner, IDC, and Everest research as a leading global provider of HR solutions and services, ahead of their major competitors. Prior to joining NorthgateArinso, Mr Ettling was VP and General Manager, Global BPO Strategy and Operations for Unisys and for Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services, Continental Europe. Mr. Ettling held various executive roles in Unisys including Managing Director Australia & New Zealand and VP of Outsourcing for Asia Pacific.

Mr Ettling has previously led a private equity venture, Synstar International PLC where he was Managing Director and an Executive director of the board. He has an extensive career in Business Process Outsourcing and IT outsourcing having previously held senior executive roles with EDS in EMEA.

Mr Ettling has focussed on integrating the various acquisitions which NGA has undertaken and building a world class operating model to position the business as the ideal partner for multinational companies. Over the last year he has assembled a highly talented leadership team with over 100 years of experience in the HR Services industry.

As world economies are now improving his attention has turned to driving sustainable and profitable growth. NGA has experienced landmark wins over the last 12 months with deals such as General Electric, Fifth Third Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and AstraZeneca.

Mr. Ettling’s earlier career was in his native South Africa. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, UK, is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a member of the South African and English Institutes of Chartered Accountants. He is based in the United Kingdom.