Dr. Peter Leukert Joins FIS to Lead Transformational Thought Leadership for
Global Financial Institutions
*Named German CIO of the year in 2011, Dr. Peter Leukert joins FIS after
successful roles as Global CIO of NYSE Euronext and CIO of Commerzbank.
*Dr. Leukert will focus on strategy and transformational thought leadership
for global financial institutions.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- July 23, 2013
FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments
technology, today announced the addition of Dr. Peter Leukert to its senior
leadership team. As part of his new role, Dr. Leukert will lead the company’s
strategy and thought leadership initiatives related to the unique
transformational needs of global financial institutions.
Dr. Peter Leukert (Photo: Business Wire)
Dr. Peter Leukert (Photo: Business Wire)
Firms within the global financial institutions market segment are faced with
unprecedented pressures to adapt to new business models, transform business
processes and enhance delivery execution in order to improve profitability and
competitiveness in a rapidly moving global marketplace. As part of his
responsibilities to drive thought leadership to invigorate the C-suite agenda
within these institutions, Dr. Leukert will also leverage his extensive
industry expertise to lead the Capco Institute, which focuses on provocative
debate between academics, regulators and practitioners and also publishes the
Capco Journal of Financial Transformation. The award-winning journal focuses
on helping clients understand and solve large, complex financial services
“Large global institutions seek expert partners to help them innovate and
transform,” said FIS Corporate Executive Vice President and Capco CEO, Rob
Heyvaert. “Peter’s experience will be a critical differentiator in helping the
C-suite of our global clients tackle the complex transformational challenges
that they currently face. Peter is clearly able to couple the power of FIS
solutions and processing with the deep financial consulting expertise of
Dr. Leukert has been a leader in driving industry solutions to address the
understanding, measurement and management of IT complexity, which FIS sees as
one of the critical tools to help organizations strategically reduce costs and
fund innovation during this transformative time period.
Prior to joining FIS, Dr. Leukert was the Global Chief Information Officer
(CIO) responsible for all information technology within NYSE Euronext’s
businesses. Before joining NYSE Euronext, Dr. Leukert was CIO of Commerzbank,
Germany’s second largest bank,where he oversaw more than 3,500 employees. Dr.
Leukert co-led the integration of Dresdner Bank into Commerzbank, which was
successfully completed in May 2011 – only 1,000 days after the announcement in
August 2008, achieving significant annual cost savings.
Dr. Leukert also served as a partnerat McKinsey & Company's Center of
Competence for Business Technology, in Frankfurt, with a primary management
consultant focus on IT and operations management for financial service
providers, capital markets and the public sector.
In 2011, Dr. Leukert received the German CIO of the Year Award, sponsored by
the CIO Magazine and Computerwoche. He holds a Ph.D. in financial mathematics
from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Diplomas in Mathematics and Physics
from Universität Bielefeld.
FIS (NYSE: FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking
and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial
services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100
countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 35,000
people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and
banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the
technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology,
FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 434 on the Fortune 500 and is a
member of Standard & Poor’s 500^® Index. For more information about FIS, visit
our Web site or the FIS media room.
Capco, an FIS company, is a global business and technology consultancy
dedicated solely to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine
innovative thinking with our unrivalled first-hand industry knowledge to offer
our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration,
and managed services to move their organizations forward.
Through our collaborative and efficient approach, we provide our clients with
tools to enable them to increase revenue, better manage risk and regulatory
change, reduce costs and enhance control. We specialize in banking; capital
markets; wealth and investment management; insurance; finance, risk &
compliance; and technology. We serve our clients from offices in leading
financial centers across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Kim Snider, 904.438.6278
FIS Global Marketing and Communications
Mary Waggoner, 904.438.6282
Senior Vice President
FIS Investor Relations
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