Digital transformation of the banking, financial and insurance industries
Montréal, October 11, 2019 – Nexeo Group, a leader in the design and implementation of information systems, announces the opening of its first North American office in Montréal, Canada. The European firm, which already has offices in Paris, Geneva and Brussels, also offers consulting services in order to support companies in the banking, financial and insurance industries. Over the next few years, Nexeo Goup wishes to increase its workforce from 350 to 600 employees worldwide.
"Nexeo Group set its international development strategy in motion with the opening of two offices in Switzerland (2018) and Belgium (2019), and now has its sights on North America. The new Montréal-based subsidiary will underpin the group's growth, with the ambition of supporting North American banking and financial institutions and insurance companies in their transformation projects," explains Antoine Darcet, President of Nexeo Group.
“Capitalizing on our ability to address these topics with both our detailed knowledge of business issues and our proficiency in the technological sphere, we see Canada as a natural challenge to be met, one that offers opportunities for both our consultants and our clients," added Philippe Smolders, Nexeo Group Chief Executive Officer.
Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic promotion agency, supported the company in its project. "Montréal is particularly well positioned to take advantage of the digital revolution, with a significant number of start-ups in artificial intelligence and blockchain technology," said Stéphane Paquet, Vice President, Foreign Investment and International Organizations, Montréal International. “Businesses in Québec will now be able to rely on new expertise at the cutting edge of innovation to successfully accomplish their organizational and technological transformation.”
"The digital transformation of the financial industry is a very active sector in Québec and that's why Investissement Québec is happy to have helped convince Nexeo Group to locate in Montréal. This dynamic French company, which specializes in that field, could benefit from the unparalleled advantages our ecosystem offers to develop its North American market," noted Guy LeBlanc, President and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Québec.
Stéphane Mercier joins the group as Chief Executive Officer for Nexeo Canada, and will bring his business development experience to the table.
"Nexeo's arrival in Canada is a great opportunity for all our clients to benefit from the international expertise of the Group's consultants. Based on openness to the world, our corporate project will be further developed thanks to local consultants seeking to be a part of this adventure," added Stéphane Mercier, Nexeo Canada's Chief Executive Officer.
Nexeo Group is a specialist in business consulting and IS transformation whose services are intended for players in the banking, financial and insurance sectors. Corporate social and environmental responsibility, as well as the well-being of its employees, lie at the heart of its strategy.
Founded in 2002 in Paris, Nexeo Group generates nearly €35 million in revenue with key account customers, and has more than 350 employees.
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