By Telecom Lead Team: CSC announced
the appointment of Mike Lawrie as the new president and chief executive officer.
Lawrie succeeds Michael W. Laphen,
who previously announced his plan to retire as the company’s chairman,
president and chief executive officer.
Lawrie is currently chief executive
officer of UK-based Misys plc, a global leader of IT solutions for the
financial services industry publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange.
The CSC board of directors also
announced today that Rodney F. Chase, a current director on the company’s
board, has been appointed non-executive chairman of the board of directors,
effective upon Lawrie’s start as president and CEO.
Lawrie has extensive global
experience in the IT and software industry including 27 years at IBM where he
served as senior vice president and group executive with responsibility for
sales and distribution of IBM’s products and services worldwide.
Additionally Lawrie was general
manager for IBM’s EMEA business, which included operations in 124 countries and
more than 90,000 employees at the time. Prior to that, he was general manager
of industries for IBM’s business operations in Asia Pacific.
While chief executive officer at
Misys, Lawrie helped drive significant growth in shareholder value and client
satisfaction through an innovative strategy, positioning Misys as a leader in
the financial services application software industry. His leadership in
transforming global enterprises and driving operational excellence across
complex organizations will help CSC achieve its strategic business objectives.
Lawrie has been a champion of
innovation, including advocating the development of the world’s first fully
open source, standards-based health information exchange solutions.
His emphasis on innovative
healthcare and improving patient care will help drive CSC’s strategic growth
plan in the healthcare IT market.
Mike has extensive experience in
managing publicly-traded global companies and a reputation for driving
shareholder value and helping companies to reach their potential. CSC’s rich
history and experience in IT services and compelling portfolio uniquely
positions the Company for strong future performance. The board is confident
that Mike has the vision and wide-ranging experience to lead CSC forward, as we
execute on exciting strategies in areas such as cloud computing and
cybersecurity,” said Irving W. Bailey, II, lead director of CSC’s Board of
With a sharp focus on developing
smart, technology-enabled solutions, we will continue to leverage our deep
industry expertise to solve our clients’ toughest challenges, and position them
for greater levels of agility, growth and innovation. I look forward to working
with the board, management team and CSC’s highly talented employees to shape
CSC’s future for the benefit of our shareholders, our clients, and our
company,” said Mike Lawrie.