Gerard Spans is executive vice president and group chief information officer of ARCADIS NV (Amsterdam). He has responsibility for the company’s global information technology function, supporting ARCADIS businesses worldwide, the company’s global business transformation program and the company’s global client-facing IT operations.
Since joining ARCADIS, Gerard Spans has established a global transition to one global IT organization, strengthening the value and contribution of IT for all ARCADIS businesses. He also defined a five-year global business transformation program, the “ARCADIS Way,” to deliver performance excellence.
Prior to his position at ARCADIS, Gerard Spans was senior executive and CIO at Rexam PLC, Philips Electronics N.V., and at Sara Lee. He garnered more than 10 years of experience in a variety of management consulting positions at Accenture Consulting. Spans has more than 20 years of experience in information technology in various management roles encompassing operational and business experience.