PA Consulting has appointed Mario Cugini as a Partner in its financial services wing. He brings more than two decades of experience to the firm.
Cugini commented, “I’m thrilled to join PA Consulting to assist clients in overcoming their most pressing challenges. There are long-term trends shaping the financial services industry and technology is a crucial element in navigating these. PA’s expertise in technology strategy, data, and digital transformation is especially valuable as organisations aim to enhance customer experience, reduce costs, and ensure a secure financial system.”
Operating globally from offices in the UK and Ireland, US, Nordics, and Netherlands, PA is made up of more than over 4,000 strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers, and technologists. Due to the firm’s wide-ranging offering, PA has deep ties to clients in the consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport.
PA’s financial services experts help a number of well-known institutions to respond to major trends impacting the industry. These include HSBC – which PA recently helped develop core digital products and services to enhance its customer and colleague experiences – as well as Ageas, Aegon and ING.
As a Partner based in PA’s financial services practice, Cugini will focus on supporting asset and wealth management clients – helping them meet their business priorities and drive innovation through the use of technology. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the investment management and life and pensions sectors, joining PA from global investment company abrdn, where he led teams to deliver transformational change and operate technology platforms.
Gavin Neilson, Global Head of Financial Services, added, “I’m delighted to welcome Mario to the financial services team. Joining from such a widely respected organisation, Mario brings extensive experience in the asset and wealth management sector and so he’s uniquely placed to shape and deliver innovative technology enabled transformation. With his expertise in devising successful transformational change, Mario will offer invaluable skills and insight to help PA strengthen its asset and wealth management offering.”