Health, benefits and pension administrator Aptia has appointed a group chief information officer ahead of its 2024 launch.
Imran Ali (pictured) joins the firm following nine years as group chief technology and information security officer with Compass Group, a food catering and support services provider in over 40 countries.
Aptia is set for a January 2024 launch, following a deal funded by private equity house Bain Capital Insurance, with a team of more than 350 people inherited from Mercer.
Acquiring Mercer’s UK pensions and US health and benefits administration businesses, the consultant said it was primed to manage benefits for more than six million people across 1,100 companies in the UK and US markets supported by shared services in India and Portugal.
The company will be led by a management team that includes CEO Bala Viswanathan and chairman Dominic Burke, both of whom have worked at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) and Marsh McLennan.
Ali has more than 30 years’ experience in senior global roles, including at American Express and Axa, and said joining firm was an exciting opportunity.
“We’re actively looking to expand the team and are currently recruiting across the UK, US, India and Portugal to help build the capacity to support our accelerated technology transformation journey ahead,” he said.
Bala Viswanathan, CEO of Aptia, said: “Aptia is focussed on driving transformation and adding Imran to the team will prove to be an invaluable asset in this journey.
“His experience and strong track record of spearheading growth across multiple industries is crucial for the goals we have set and we are delighted to have him onboard.”