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Alite International recruits Andrew Cordes to head UK Operations

“I have felt for some time that UK is ready for a new and different consulting proposition”, Andrew Cordes.

Fast-growing digital innovation and management consultancy, Swedish Alite International, today announced that Andrew Cordes has taken up the position as Alite’s UK CEO. In his new position, Andrew Cordes – who is highly experienced in digital transformation processes – will be responsible for building Alite’s team in the UK, based in London.

“I have heard directly from many UK business leaders that they are fatigued by traditional consulting models; weary of heavy discovery phases and large teams of consultants and the correspondingly large invoices", Andrew Cordes. “Our clients expect us to create new value for their businesses, using digital technologies to serve their customers more effectively. Ultimately it's about improving our clients  business performance and it's exactly this approach that attracted me to Alite.”

Andrew has worked for several companies who have been real change agents in their own industries. He joined the Guardian in 1999, just as they launched Guardian Unlimited, which reinvented the online news format. He also worked for Sapient Nitro, as they created a whole new niche in the professional services space, as agency and consultancy culture fused together. Most recently, Andrew was responsible for all strategic growth at Slalom Consulting in London.

“I've spent most of my career working with teams who are trying to create a paradigm shift in their own industry – which is rarely easy. I think it's time to do that again,” Andrew Cordes. “When I first met Fredrik I was instantly impressed by his approach and my observation was, here's an entrepreneur building a new kind of consultancy, rather than a traditional consultancy trying to be more entrepreneurial. That made sense to me.”

Alite’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Fredrik Alstierna, is convinced that the recruitment of Andrew Cordes will further strengthen the company’s ability to attract new talent to the UK operation. “As Alite is expanding its UK business, Andrew, with his extensive background in digital transformation, will provide us with a significant impact in building our team”, Fredrik Alstierna.

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