As the Global Manufacturing Industry Lead, Annette Trenz is responsible for the strategic design, development and direction of CGI’s global manufacturing portfolio. In this role, she supports client relationship development, drives executive discussions to share industry thought leadership, and engages with senior client executives to accelerate CGI business units’ growth plans. Prior to joining CGI in 2019, Annette held several management roles, responsible for managing global P&L’s, as well as leading senior service delivery managers and global sales excellence teams. She also has been responsible for the development of packaged software for the manufacturing industry. Annette has a broad industrial and technical background, with a specialized focus on the automotive industry (OEM) including supplier side (OES) processes. An agile leader and certified design-thinking facilitator, Annette is highly experienced in the process of digital change and business agility. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Saarbrücken (Hochschule für Technik & Wirtschaft), Germany.