We are delighted to announce that John Lafond '78, a Managing Director at GBS /Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been appointed Global Head of Business Engineering. Global Business Services (GBS) is a 15,000 person division within the Global Technology and Operations group. John will also join the GBS Executive Committee, which is the top level of management which consists of just 12 individuals.
In recent years, John has played the lead role in building the company's Jacksonville office from scratch to the major success it is today. On handing over this responsibility at the end of 2010, John had taken on the role of forming and leading the new Strategy & Mobilisation team in GBS, as well as becoming the COO for GBS Americas. Over the last sixteen years with the bank, John has been in numerous leadership roles spanning IT, COO, Strategy and been instrumental in leading several significant change programs.
Please join us in congratulating John on his appointment.