ASG Group founder and chief executive Geoff Lewis has retired after 23 years in the role, to be replaced by chief operating officer Dean Langenbach.
“It’s been a hugely exciting ride but the timing is right for me to step back from a business that has been part and parcel of my life for many years,” Lewis said.
“I am confident ASG Group is in good hands, with a strong pipeline of major work, an experienced and stable management team led by Dean, and the backing of a global powerhouse in Nomura Research Institute.
“Since the sale of ASG Group in 2016, I’ve been an active investor in technology and related areas, and I now look forward to broadening that role and more fully pursuing some opportunities.”
Langenbach joined ASG in 2005 as chief financial officer, and was later appointed COO in 2011. He previously held various leadership and finance roles at OneSteel, Entertainment UK, Diageo, GE Capital and Deloitte.
“Geoff is a true trailblazer in Australian technology and his tenacity, vision and commitment have helped turn ASG Group into a genuine alternative to the global digital transformation players,” Langenbach said.
“We wish Geoff all the best in his retirement from ASG Group.”
Langenbach added ASG recently scored some “major” public and private sector contracts, in areas as diverse as air services, infrastructure, roads and traffic services, and energy. He said there are also more contracts in the pipeline.
“Our recent growth demonstrates the confidence we have in our future, supported by our renewed and bolstered capabilities, and the backing of our parent company NRI, a powerhouse global Japanese consulting firm,” Langenbach said.