Article date: 24 September 2008
Aviva Investors1, the global asset management business being created by the integration of Aviva plc's fund management companies, announces the appointment of Veronique Arnoldi as chief technology officer. Ms Arnoldi will be a member of Aviva Investors' executive committee and will report to chief executive Alain Dromer.
Ms Arnoldi joins Aviva Investors from Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) where she was vice president of applications services for France and prior to this vice president energy and utilities for the UK and EMEA division.
In her new role, Ms Arnoldi will be the architect of Aviva Investors' IT processes and systems, including client experience, channel management, process design and IT strategy. She will be responsible for optimising the use of information technology to achieve Aviva Investors' business strategy as the company integrates, while maintaining its focus on customer service.
Aviva Investors chief executive, Alain Dromer said: "We are delighted to appoint someone of Veronique's calibre. Her experience working within global organisations and across regions will be a significant asset as we push ahead with our plans for Aviva Investors, strengthening our ability to innovate and to service clients across borders."
Ms Arnoldi has more than 15 years experience in chief technology officer and systems director roles, working with global companies, including EDS, Centrica plc, Prudential plc and Mars Inc. Before joining EDS, she worked as the chief information officer of British Gas' residential business. She previously held several roles with Novar plc, including as group director for information systems procurement and logistics.
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Notes to editors:
Morley is the UK-based asset management business of Aviva plc. Firms within the Morley group of companies manage £151bn (€192bn) from offices around the world as at 30 June 2008.
Morley manages both institutional and retail funds. It also acts as investment manager for a range of retail investment funds, marketed in the UK under the Norwich Union brand and in Europe under the Morley name.
The property team manages in excess of £27bn (€35bn) of UK and European property assets.
On 28 February 2008, Aviva plc announced it was combining the majority of its asset management businesses to create a single, globally integrated asset manager to be known as Aviva Investors - to be launched formally in September 2008. Aviva Investors will be the global asset management business of Aviva plc, the world's fifth-largest insurance group.
Operating under a single brand with more than 1,300 employees in 15 countries across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and subject to regulatory approval, Aviva Investors will combine businesses in the UK (Morley), North America (Aviva Capital Management, MFM International, Aviva Investment Canada), France (Aviva Gestion d'Actifs), Australia (Portfolio Partners), Poland (CUIM Polska), Ireland (Hibernian Investment Managers) and Romania (CertInvest) and work in partnership with Delta Lloyd Asset Management in the Netherlands.
1 On 28 February 2008, Aviva plc announced it was combining its asset management businesses to create a single, globally integrated asset manager to be known as Aviva Investors - to be launched formally at the end of September 2008.