Sopra Steria appoints new Chief Strategy & Development Officer – Financial Services

Paris, 18 September 2017: Sopra Steria has announced the arrival of Didier Descombes as Chief Strategy & Development Officer – Financial Services. As such, he joins the Group’s Executive Committee and will be in charge of the strategy, development and relations with the Group’s major clients in the financial sector. 

“We are delighted to have Didier Descombes join our team. His proven skills in the fields of performance and transformation for financial-sector companies are key assets to accelerate the roll-out of our offerings in Europe and beyond,” said Eric Pasquier, Executive Director of financial services for the Group and CEO of Sopra Banking Software.

“His arrival reflects our desire to strengthen our position as a strategic partner for major operators in a sector that represents a key growth priority for Sopra Steria,” added Vincent Paris, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer

Before joining Sopra Steria, Didier Descombes, aged 52, had served as a Senior Partner at KPMG Advisory Services since 2014. Throughout his career, he has held high-level management positions, in particular at Accenture, where he served as Managing Director for 8 years, and at the BNP Paribas Group for 13 years, with a strong international focus. He began his career in 1988 by founding a company in partnership with Apple Computer, Inc. in the field of new technologies.