At 15 years old, Torsten Strass launched a software development company—the start of a dedicated career in helping industry leaders adopt technology as a driver of transformation. Today, Torsten serves as President of CGI’s Scandinavia and Central Europe operations, where his team of 8,750 consultants brings forward CGI’s entrepreneurial spirit to help clients become digital enterprises end to end.
Known for bringing together the strengths of different teams across regions, prior to this appointment, Torsten served as President of CGI’s Central and Eastern Europe operations from 2018-2022, where he built a considerable track record of growing successful businesses.
Torsten joined CGI in 2012 following the merger with Logica, serving as Senior Vice-President of CGI’s Germany operations. Here, he expanded his team from 1,300 to 2,500 professionals, growing alongside clients across this dynamic IT and consulting services market. At Logica, he was the managing director of the Germany business, having joined from its merger with Unilog.
Torsten joined Unilog through its acquisition of Avinci AG, where he was one of six founders of this IT consulting agency. He served as Chairman of the Management Board where he grew the firm from 70 to 400 employees. Prior to the founding of Avinci, Torsten worked for nine years for IBM Global Services.
In 2017, Torsten was recognized as a CGI Builder for his contributions to building CGI and in recognition of his ability to meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders—clients, members and shareholders.
Torsten holds a computing engineering degree from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State.