Liberata appoints Robert Gogel CEO and main board director

Source: Liberata

Liberata, one of the UK's leading business process outsourcing (BPO) providers, announced today that it has named Robert Gogel as Group chief executive officer and main board director, with immediate effect.

Gogel has over 27 years of management experience in the European financial services and technology sectors, and was formerly CEO of technology software company RebusIS, a General Atlantic company. He previously held key strategic and operational roles at Xchanging, AXA, Siemens and Cap Gemini.

Robert Gogel succeeds Tom Butler as CEO of Liberata, who has informed the Board that he wishes to pursue new opportunities.

Geoff Unwin, Chairman of Liberata, said: "Tom Butler has grown Liberata to a position of leadership within the UK outsourcing market and we now have a strong position from which to launch our next phase of development. We are grateful for the positive legacy he leaves behind and wish him well in his pursuit of fresh challenges.

We are delighted to welcome Bob Gogel - he has proven experience of delivering rapid results in our sector and will undoubtedly be a key force in achieving Liberata’s continued success."

Robert Gogel commented: "I am proud to have been chosen by the Board to lead Liberata into our next phase of profitable growth and development. My executive team looks forward to harnessing the world-class talent that already exists within the organisation - I am passionately committed to delivering high performance services to our customers and value for our shareholders."

Steve Denning, Chairman of General Atlantic LLC, the majority shareholder in Liberata, said: "We are delighted that we have secured the talents of Bob Gogel to head up Liberata at this exciting time in the organisation’s future. Liberata is one of our largest investments and we are confident that Bob’s management skills and his commitment to excellence will deliver the performance required to keep Liberata at the forefront of the industry."

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