GFT has promoted Marika Lulay to chief executive officer in a bid to drive international expansion and increase technology delivery.
Lulay moves up to her new role having spent 15 years at GFT where she was most recently chief operating officer.
Prior to this she held roles at Cambridge Technology Partners as well as Software AG.
“We are thrilled that Marika has been appointed as CEO, building on the successful growth of the firm since Ulrich Dietz founded GFT 30 years ago,” said Gareth Richardson, managing director, Atlantic Region at GFT.
“I am sure with her deep knowledge of the GFT’s expertise and talented team of specialists, GFT will go from strength-to-strength as it embraces new technologies that help our clients grow.”
As part of Lulay’s appointment, GFT has revealed new focus points in a bid to encourage increased efficiency and growth including cloud migration, artificial intelligence and distributed ledger adoption.
“GFT continues to ‘think global’ and ‘act local’, meaning clients are able to access transnational resources, with specialists on hand to work alongside clients at their offices, whilst experienced teams of delivery resources provide additional support from our efficient nearshore locations,” said Lulay.
“Success in recent years confirms we’re pursuing the right strategy – not only to establish GFT as an innovative industry specialist, but also to leverage this as a means to drive international growth in all markets.”