CSC Appoints New Executives to Lead Asia and Australia Operations

2007-11-21 04:36 699

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) today announced that Mike Shove, 50, has been named president of CSC's Asia Group, effective Dec. 1. He replaces George Bell, who is retiring. Shove currently serves as president of the company's Australia Group.

Nick Wilkinson, 45, will replace Shove in Australia. Wilkinson currently serves as vice president of Chemicals, Energy and Natural Resources for CSC's Global Outsourcing Services organization. Both he and Shove will report to CSC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael W. Laphen.

Shove will be based at CSC's Asia headquarters in Singapore and responsible for the company's operations and clients in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

"Mike has proven his ability to grow revenue, enhance profitability, increase customer satisfaction and grow our client base through significant local wins," said Laphen. "His experience and track record make him ideally suited to take on an expanded role in Asia. Nick possesses the broad skills and global experience to lead our Australian operations. His natural resources and defense sector expertise will further strengthen our efforts to expand in key vertical industries."

Before assuming his current position in 2003, Shove was vice president of Enterprise Business Solutions for CSC in Australia. In this role, he was responsible for the integration of all applications services business into one integrated delivery organization. He joined CSC in 1999 through the company's acquisition of GE Capital IT Solutions. Previously, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Business from Kingston University, London, in the UK.

Prior to his current role supporting key clients like DuPont and Shell, Wilkinson was global account executive for CSC's United Technologies Corporation account and earlier served as the CSC account executive for BAE Systems' Military Aircraft and Support Services Group. Before joining CSC, he spent 10 years as a logistics officer in the British Royal Air Force. He has a bachelor's degree with honors in politics and economics from the University of Manchester and an MBA degree from the Business School of the Open University, both of the United Kingdom.

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

With approximately 87,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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