CIO50

CIO 50 2010: Mike Wright

CIO 50

Job Title : Head of Technology

Organization : Man Group

As head of technology at global investment provider Man Group, Mike Wright oversees IT operations in offices throughout the world. He's no stranger to the CIO50 list, having also appeared on it in 2008.

During his time at the firm Wright has consolidated three legacy CRM systems into a single system, reducing support costs by 40 per cent, as well as creating a scalable global platform to support Man Group's integrated hedge fund business in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Man Group, 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 served in a number of posts within the financial services and IT industries. 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.

In his spare time Wright enjoys spending time with his family, sport and travel. He is also actively involved with charity work.

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