Press release | 23.10.17

Assystem appoints Robert Plana as CTO to carry on its digital transformation

Assystem E&I, the leading international group specialising in engineering and listed on Euronext Paris has announced the appointment of Robert Plana as its Chief Technical Officer.

Robert Plana joins from General Electric, the world leader in power generation and water technologies and will be in charge of the strategy, technological orientations and customer experience as well as guiding on digital transformation. Plana joins Assystem at a time of remarkable change as Assystem SA has just announced its split from the Global Product Solutions division as part of a momentous sale to private equity group Ardian.

Plana brings with him over 20 years’ experience from roles held across top management positions at CNRS, the national research agency and Ministry of higher education and research. With a background in Internet of Things technologies, Plana previously worked at Alstom Group where he was responsible for coordinating R&D activities across the group; driving continuous innovation. Plana also contributed to the creation of numerous public-private joint laboratories and incubators in the field of Power Electronics, Smart Grid, Smart City and Digital Energy and Transport.

Armed with industry leading knowledge, the Plana appointment is set to drive Assystem’s ambitious growth plan and aims to accelerate the digital transformation and innovation which ultimately will boost the performance of services provided to customers.

‘’Our ambition is to become a global sector leader in the fields of systems engineering, continuing to innovate and integrate the latest digital technologies that are critical for the engineering sector and for us to ensure that we continue to provide a cutting edge service to our customers. I am naturally very happy to be joining Assystem E&I at such an exciting time and I’m looking forward to working with the team to elevate Assystem E&I to further success, ’’ says Plana.

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