CIO50

CIO 50 2008: Mike Wright

CIO 50

Job Title : Man Group

Organization : Head of Technology

Mike Wright is head of technology at global investment provider Man Group, where he looks after IT operations in offices across the globe.

Before joining Man, Wright was managing director for systems at Fidelity International and for eight years before that was group IT director at the Willis Group. At Willis, he worked closely with the private equity firm KKR to take the company private and then return to a public listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

In addition to these CIO roles, Wright has seen the financial services and IT industries from a number of other vantage points. Between 1984 and 1997, he worked as a consultant at both outsourcing giant Accenture and management consulting firm McKinsey. He also founded and ran a software products company for four years, and was also a non-executive director of another software start up specialising in digital rights management.

Outside work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, sport and travel.

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