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OCS appoints Ketan Patel as Chief Information Officer

OCS Group, one of the world’s leading international facilities service providers, has appointed Ketan Patel as Chief Information Officer to support the business in the next stage of its development.

Patel will join the OCS Group Executive Committee, reporting directly to CEO Rob Legge, and brings a proven track record in helping companies prepare for future growth. He joins from WHSmith PLC where he held the position of Group CIO and is currently also an advisor as part of Endava’s Private Equity Group, providing clients with commercially-focused technology, strategic advisory and operational improvement services across all business sectors.

Ketan recently featured in the Top 100 global CIO awards 2023, selected for being the most innovative, resilient and data driven technology leaders across the globe.

In his new role Ketan’s remit covers overall responsibility for the Group’s core technology and digital landscape, including the strategy of how technology supports and underpins its mission and values and ensure the creation of the best performing team to optimise the business moving forward.

Ketan Patel, CIO, OCS Group comments, “I am really looking forward to working in this incredibly successful business led by Rob. The industry is poised well for positive disruption and I believe that technology has a key role in driving commercial success and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help deliver top and bottom-line growth. By providing cutting-edge technology solutions to clients and colleagues we can optimise the services we provide for the businesses we support, whether it’s using AI or analytics.”

Rob Legge, CEO at OCS Group, said: “I  am delighted to welcome Ketan on board, and we’re  proud to be attracting such a strong calibre of talent to our team. Ketan has the focus and drive to grow the technology landscape of the business and a clear strategy and plan to execute it. He will help bring a fresh perspective and will complement the skillsets that we already have.”

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