New Avenga CEO: Ludovic Gaudé takes over from Yuriy Adamchuk

New Avenga CEO:
Ludovic Gaudé
takes over from
Yuriy Adamchuk

Cologne, 07/01/24 – Avenga announced today that Ludovic Gaudé has been appointed as its new CEO. The company, headquartered in Cologne, is focused on digital transformation and custom software development. It employs over 3,500 highly skilled professionals and has a significant global delivery footprint. This planned transition comes after KKCG acquired the IT service provider in February. Ludovic Gaudé also heads the European investment and innovation group’s subsidiary Qinshift. Avenga and Qinshift are being merged into a joint structure, creating a single organization with around 7,000 employees from 1 January 2025. 

Ludovic Gaudé is based in Munich. As CEO of Qinshift and Avenga, he sets the strategic direction, develops the leadership team, promotes company culture, and crafts business development to foster unwavering growth. His background is in various global management roles in public, fast-growing companies such as Nokia and Google for 15 years, and chief executives’ roles in small to mid-size tech companies for 15 years, most recently at Intive, where he also assumed the position of CEO.

Ludovic Gaude said: “I am honored to step into the role of CEO at Avenga. We are embarking on an exciting journey as we prepare to merge with Qinshift by the end of 2024, creating a global consultancy and engineering powerhouse together. I appreciate the strong foundation and groundwork that Yuriy Adamchuk has laid, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Together with our talented employees, our valued clients, and stakeholders, we will shape the next chapter of our success.”

Yuriy Adamchuk said: “My experience at Avenga was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a journey that demanded the stamina of a marathon runner and the speed of a sprinter. Reaching my personal finish line with Avenga, marked by a successful exit to KKCG at the end of 2023, is just a stepping stone for the company. I am confident that the new chapter of Avenga will be marked by many more successful accomplishments. To all members of the Avenga crew, I’m so grateful to each and every one of you, and I wish you nothing but the best for your future. Over the next six months, I will be supporting Ludovic and his new team by sharing my knowledge and experience.”

About Avenga

Avenga is a global engineering and consulting platform with deep industry knowledge, especially in pharma, insurance and finance, and advanced manufacturing. The company’s IT specialists operate from 31 offices worldwide and support global corporations and complex organizations in their digital transformation with projects along the entire digital value chain – from digital strategy to the implementation of software, user experience, and IT solutions. Avenga’s many world-renowned clients include organizations like ABB, Allianz, GSK, Santander, and Volvo.

About Qinshift

Qinshift is a global technology company with a strong European presence, aiming to solve business problems for forward-leaning companies worldwide. Qinshift has over 3000 genuine tech experts across 28 offices that build and design software and deliver end-to-end enterprise solutions, visionary UX and UI design, reliable managed services, and innovative product development offerings. Qinshift also provides cutting-edge tech consultancy services. The company caters to a diverse clientele, including large telecom and satellite operators, financial & banking institutions, manufacturing and automotive companies, and mobility and health organizations, supporting their digital transformation journey.

About KKCG

KKCG is an investment and innovation group with expertise in lotteries and gaming, energy, technology, and real estate. Founded by entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Karel Komárek, KKCG employs over 16,000 people in 37 countries across its portfolio companies, with more than €10 billion in assets under management. Its businesses include, amongst others, ARICOMA, Avenga and Qinshift, providing comprehensive IT services and custom software development around the globe; Allwyn, a multi-national lottery operator with leading market positions in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States (Illinois); MND Group, an international producer and supplier of traditional and renewable energy, active in drilling and exploration, energy storage, retail, and trading; and KKCG Real Estate which creates internationally recognized, award-winning architecture in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors with a focus on innovative and sustainable development. With operations on several continents, KKCG businesses draw on capital, networks, and insights from across the group to enable profitable, sustainable growth for the long term. KKCG is committed to supporting the communities where it operates, contributing to the societies it works within.

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