“We are positioned to win in a large and growing IT services market.”
Mike Nefkens is head of HP Enterprise Services, responsible for driving profitable growth for HP Services globally.
Nefkens has most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services in the EMEA region. In that role he has been responsible for all of HP’s client outsourcing business in the region, covering growth and current contracts, a business with more than 2,000 clients and 33,000 employee across HP’s application, business process, and infrastructure services business.
Nefkens took up his EMEA role in November 2009, with a remit to drive a turnaround in EMEA, focusing on enhancing both client and employee satisfaction.
Nefkens has spent most of his professional career managing and restructuring global businesses and is recognized for his turnaround expertise, experience and success.
Before his EMEA role, Nefkens led successful turnarounds in three of HP’s largest businesses: General Motors (2007-2009); ABN AMRO (2005-2006); and Delphi (2003-2004). These turnarounds resulted in IT transformation driving value for the clients and, for HP, customer references and profitable growth, including contract renewals totaling in excess of $6 billion. Nefkens was recognized by all three companies’ CIOs as a “trusted advisor” and was awarded EDS’ “client executive of the year” in 2005.
He joined EDS in 2001 to lead the Industrial Manufacturing team in developing world-class, industry-specific solutions. In that role, he was responsible for numerous outsourcing wins in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America.
Before joining EDS, he spent ten years with Holland Chemical International NV, a downstream industrial distribution company, where he held a range of executive positions including regional president and general manager in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the Western U.S.
Nefkens holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and also holds a degree in finance from Texas Christian University. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Dutch and lives in London with his wife and two sons.