COPENHAGEN –January 15, 2013"">Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced the appointment of Morten B. Steiner as the new General Manager for the Nordic region. Steiner will be responsible for overseeing strategic growth in the region which includes enterprise accounts across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Ashish Kumar, Avanade President, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, said, “The Nordics include a number of major multinational organisations that can benefit from our global expertise with Microsoft technologies. In order to expand our footprint in the region and best serve our customers increasing demands from technology, it is equally important to have strong local market insight. Steiner brings both a passion for business technology and strong customer relationships, enabling us to drive further strategic growth in the region. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to the executive leadership team in EALA.”

Steiner has spent over 20 years in business consulting, with specific expertise in financial services and the public sector. He joins Avanade from Accenture, where he was Senior Partner. Prior to this he held a number of senior leadership roles, including COO of Financial Services in the Nordic region, and he was responsible for several successful transformation and implementation projects, which helped the group to become one of the fastest growing business units for Accenture in the region. As General Manager for the Nordics, Steiner will lead a team of over 400 Avanade consultants across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland supported by over 10,000 professionals in our near-shore and offshore delivery centers.

“Avanade is highly respected by customers, partners and the wider IT community, thanks to its strengths in building software and solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of customers,” says Morten Steiner. “We have seen strong demand in the Nordic region in recent years, and I’m excited to lead the team in expanding our presence here further. In a very similar manner to our customers globally, businesses in the Nordic region are faced with the key challenges of improving business agility and employee productivity whilst reducing time to market for new goods and services. I am looking forward to working with my team to help customers address these challenges through innovation and technology integration.” 

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