Cap Gemini Ernst & Young appoints James Harrison as Houston area director

HOUSTON, Texas, May 9, 2002 — Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, a global management and IT consulting firm, recently announced the appointment of Vice President James Harrison as Houston Area Director.

Harrison will be based in Houston, Texas, where he resides. In this role, he will be responsible for establishing relationships with area business leaders to enable them to leverage the global resources of the firm locally.

“We recognized the value of having a strong local presence and created the position of Area Director to provide second-to-none client service to area companies,” said Jim Barrett, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Business Solutions Leader for the Americas. “Jim’s extensive industry and technology experience makes him ideally suited for this position.”

Harrison joined Ernst & Young as a Senior Consultant in 1978. He specializes in strategic uses of information systems and the design, development and implementation of information systems. At Ernst & Young, he was the Managing Director for Sales and Marketing and implemented and led the firm in revenue sales.

Prior to accepting this position, the 54-year-old Harrison led Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s Energy, Chemicals & Utilities Revenue Team for the U.S. He brings twenty-five years of experience with information systems development and management to the new position. Several of his projects involved assisting major energy companies in evaluating their current strategy and business direction with specific activities including business process analysis, resource requirements for the processes, evaluation for improvement and redesign, and modeling of the new organization and related systems.

Commenting on his new position, Harrison noted, “Cap Gemini Ernst & Young has the global resources and experience to help companies become adaptive to changing economic conditions. As Area Director, I will serve as a dedicated local contact, addressing our clients’ specific needs and ensuring local access to our best resources, including our more than 56,000 employees worldwide, to deliver value and innovation.”

Harrison holds a degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. He has contributed to and co-authored a number of articles and reports on information technology in Oil & Gas Journal, World Energy and others, and has also been a speaker on related topics and has appeared on Energy News Live as a guest commentator. Mr. Harrison participated in MIT’s Sloan School of Business Landmark MIT Study on management in the 1990’s.

About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
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