Job Title : Group CIO

Organization : Cambridge Assessment

Bruno Laquet returns to the CIO50 for a third time after making the inaugural list in 2007 while group CIO at Corus, and in 2010 shortly after moving from the steel manufacturer to Cambridge Assessment.

Reporting to the examination group’s chief executive, Laquet looks after the infrastructure services of the organisation including IT and logistics.

He joined Cambridge Assessment – which comprises three examining boards operating in 150 countries – to help it navigate some significant changes in the way assessment is delivered, using technology to gain a competitive advantage.

Laquet was group CIO for Europe’s second-largest steel manufacturer, Corus, between 2004 and 2010, leading a major business transformation programme based on SAP technology. This also included a move to a multi-sourcing strategy. And when Corus was acquired by Tata Steel of India, Laquet played a major role in the associated integration work.

Laquet graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris before embarking on a varied career, starting at France Telecom.

He then moved to ST Microelectronics where he became European IT director before taking up a similar role with Motorola in France and Switzerland. He subsequently took up the CIO position with aluminium manufacturer Pechiney – now part of Rio Tinto – in the US.