Press release

Mario Cugini joins PA Consulting as a Partner in its Financial Services practice

03 March 2023


Mario Cugini this week joins PA Consulting, the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner in its Financial Services practice. At PA, Mario will focus on supporting our asset and wealth management clients to deliver on their business priorities and drive innovation through the use of technology.

Mario brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the investment management and life and pensions sectors. He joins PA from global investment company abrdn, where he led teams to deliver transformational change and operate technology platforms.

Gavin Neilson, Global Head of Financial Services, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Mario to the financial services team. Joining from such a widely respected organisation, Mario brings extensive experience in the asset and wealth management sector and so he’s uniquely placed to shape and deliver innovative technology enabled transformation. With his expertise in devising successful transformational change, Mario will offer invaluable skills and insight to help PA strengthen its asset and wealth management offering.”

Mario adds: “I’m thrilled to join PA to assist clients in overcoming their most pressing challenges. There are long-term trends shaping the financial services industry and technology is a crucial element in navigating these. PA’s expertise in technology strategy, data, and digital transformation is especially valuable as organisations aim to enhance customer experience, reduce costs, and ensure a secure financial system.”

PA’s financial services experts combine deep knowledge of banking, insurance, pensions, payments, private equity, and asset and wealth management with expertise in strategy, technology and digital innovation. Our experts help clients thrive in a future where society demands simplicity, safety, and support from its financial services. Recent client work includes helping HSBC digitise its organisation from the ground up by developing core products and services to create seamless customer and colleague experiences, helping Ageas to become more data-driven, Aegon to transform and take more agile approaches, and ING to become leaders in platform innovation.

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