Gernot Gutjahr

Gernot Gutjahr

Partner, Consulting, Head of CIO Advisory

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

I lead KPMG AG’s CIO Advisory; we are a Practice of six Partners, more than 100 Advisors, a top IT Strategy Consultancy, a ‘Vanguard Leader’ (acc. to ALM Intelligence).

I also lead our Sourcing Advisors; we are the world’s largest, most comprehensive Advisor on Efficiency, Cloud and Sourcing, one of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors for 10 yr’s in a row (acc. to the Intl Association of Outsourcing Professionals).

I have broad and deep experience in strategy development and structuring of partnerships, from a strategic, commercial and legal point of view, and spanning strategic partnerships (e.g. standard and non-standard JVs), transactional buyer-supplier type relationships (e.g. outsourcing) and everything in between. Plus I have been directly involved in 50 partnering initiatives ranging from €1 million to €2.5 billion. 

Prior to joining KPMG I worked for Accenture in the UK and Germany, advising and managing large scale outsourcing and offshoring projects. 

At KPMG, I do lead Cloud, Digital, IT and Performance Improvement projects amongst others for

  • Two of the top Swiss insurers, three of top German insurers and two of the top Austrian insurers 
  • Three top German banks, plus a Europe-based central bank
  • Several Germany-based, Manufacturing ‘Hidden Champions’
  • Private Equity and Private Equity Portfolio Companies
  • All four of the Big-4 German utilities
  • Several top global asset managers


During my time at KPMG, KPMG did acquire and integrate EquaTerra; was selected one of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors for 10 years in a row by the Intl. Association of Outsourcing Professionals; was selected European Advisor of the year by the European Sourcing Association in 2016; and was selected one of the Germany‘s Top-3 Outsourcing Advisory Lünendonk in 2014 (2014 is Lünendonk‘s most current ranking).

Areas of expertise
Family Owned Businesses High Growth Markets IT Management IT integration IT organization IT sourcing International Markets National Markets Technology Technology change
Education and qualifications
  • Master in Mathematics

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