NTT DATA UK, a leading global IT services provider, has today announced that it has appointed Dave Brooks as its new Head of Insurance. Leading the Insurance business practice across the UK, Brooks will focus on bolstering NTT DATA UK’s growing influence in the UK insurance market.
The UK insurance practice is an integral part of NTT DATA’s growth strategy, as the organisation continues to guide its clients through the insurance industry’s unprecedented digital transformation accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many new insurance customers now come to expect real-time responses and unbroken access to information from their insurance providers. As a result, automation, big data and new insurtechs are becoming crucial for businesses looking to compete within the sector and deliver the best experience for their customers.
Brooks is an experienced leader with a career spanning more than 35 years growing businesses, with the last 15 years having been focussed on the insurance industry. Most recently, he was the European Business Leader for the insurance practice at Genpact where he was instrumental in creating an insurance practice to deliver significant sustainable and profitable growth for the region.
Brooks stated: “Building relationships and delivering profitable growth is at the heart of what has interested me throughout my career. Joining NTT DATA UK provides a fantastic opportunity to finesse a team that is a central part of the company’s ambitious growth strategy. I look forward to building and developing a business that will not only deliver innovative services for NTT DATA UK’s client base, but will also help them to traverse a rapidly evolving business landscape.”
Bruno Abril, Head of Insurance for NTT DATA EMEAL, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Dave to NTT DATA. His ability to empower the teams he works with makes him the ideal person to drive our Insurance practice forward. Dave joins us at a particularly exciting time as we prepare for a period of significant growth, and we look forward to leaning on his experience as we continue to innovate and deliver exceptional services for our clients. The UK and Ireland is the region we are focusing on most within the EMEAL business, and we are positive that, with Dave, we will achieve our ambition to make NTT DATA UK the best place for the best talent.”
Fernando Apezteguia, CEO at NTT DATA UK, added: “NTT DATA UK has an ambitious growth strategy and our Insurance practice will play a crucial role in enabling the business to meet its goals. Bringing Dave’s vast and varied experience into our leadership team will really help our organisation to focus on expanding our offerings for the insurance market. Moreover, it will enable us to further strengthen our expertise in this important area of our business.“