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PA Consulting welcomes Gianluca Barletta as a partner in Transport

22 September 2021

Gianluca Barletta joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner in PA’s Transport practice, where he will lead our growth in the Data and Analytics space.

Gianluca brings nearly 20 years’ experience in growing businesses in the consulting space. He joins PA from IBM, where he was the Industrial Products Lead for UK and Ireland for their consulting business, with a focus on Manufacturing, Construction and Infrastructure clients and responsibility for sales and delivery of Analytics and AI, Cloud, System Integration, Automation and Digital projects.

Prior to IBM, Gianluca spent 12 years in the transport engineering industry at WSP where he held several senior roles, including VP Business Development and National Director Strategic Consulting WSP Canada, and then Global Lead for Digital Services. He also has a PhD in Transport Economics from Imperial College.

PA’s Transport experts work with governments, regulators, transport operators and infrastructure providers to devise the right strategies and harness breakthrough technologies to offer safe, efficient transport today, and plan for the uncertainty of tomorrow. PA is a trusted consulting partner for the transport sector and infrastructure providers throughout Europe, renowned for its technology capability, which includes market-leading agile, digital transformation, cloud platform and data offerings. More recently, PA supported Network Rail's R&D team to accelerate its innovation of new technologies, which can be deployed to improve existing assets' performance and address future challenges. 

David Oliver, Global Head of Transport at PA Consulting, said: “I’m excited to welcome Gianluca to PA to help us grow our transport team. His experience in growing businesses in the consulting space in transport will be invaluable to the practice and will support our clients in shaping and delivering the best data driven outcomes for their businesses and customers.”

Gianluca added: “As an engineer who has now moved into the digital world, PA’s vision of bringing the physical and the digital worlds closer together aligns perfectly with the ideals I also strive for. Becoming a data-driven organisation is a complex task in the transport industry and I believe that at PA, we have the right mix of people, and skills, to apply our ingenuity to help our clients succeed and ensure long-term growth.”

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