Who we are

Our people

We are proud to have some of the best recognised talent in the market. Our consultants have current and hands-on experience working on both the demand and supply side of outsourcing and include experts in sourcing strategy, due diligence, transformation, change management, benefits realisation, risk management, regulation and compliance.

Our core strengths lie in having a deep understanding and practical experience of the complete transaction life cycle coupled with a drive for developing long lasting partnerships and delivering optimal results. Our yardstick for success is the success and satisfaction of our clients.

Our UK office and headquarters is situated in the City of London in the UK, and we also have regional offices in Benelux and the Nordics. Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our local teams who would be delighted to assist you.

Anders Svensson



Over the years Anders has held several senior leadership positions both in Business Development/Sales & Marketing and Delivery, mainly within WM-data, Logica and lastly CGI Sweden. For three years in the mid-nineties, Anders upheld a role as VP Business Development Sweden at EDS.

With his long experience in successfully established outsourcing engagements Anders has been instrumental in building up WM-data/Logica’s outsourcing business in the Nordic region with his involvement in numerous successfully completed outsourcing transactions both in the private as well as public sector. Anders has also had the responsibility for a number of M&A transactions and JV setups, leading WM-data’s initiative to create a “Nordic Computer Centre” which resulted in the setup of NCM (Nordic Computer Management) together with DMdata in Denmark in 2002. Anders has also carried out several assignments as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors in companies listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange, with activities within the Security/IT/Online Gaming industry sectors. He has also participated in various Senior Advisory networks in the outsourcing industry.

Anders has almost 30 years’ experience of successful outsourcing engagements both directly and indirectly through his team leadership and coaching skills. His deep understanding of what really matters and works for a long lasting sustainable outsourcing relationship, together with his extensive professional network and knowledge of the different cultural aspects within the Nordic region, will be a valuable asset for Burnt Oak Partners and its Clients in the Nordic market.

Anders holds an MSc of Economics and Business Administration from the University of Linköping and a degree in Executive Leadership from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Email Anders at anders.l.svensson@burntoak-partners.com.

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Billy Carlzon


With 25 years’ experience from the outsourcing industry, Billy has an unrivalled contact network from his work with medium and large-cap clients in the Nordics.

In 1993 Billy joined EDS where he played a key part in establishing EDS in the entire Nordic region, including expanding the Swedish business into banking and real estate areas. Billy left EDS in 2002 as VP and a member of the Nordic Executive Management Team with the responsibility for Sales in the Nordics.

In 2002 Billy was recruited into the Accenture Nordic Leadership Team where he acted as the spokesperson for the company’s outsourcing efforts by expanding the outsourcing business in Accenture Nordics, and driving the division’s marketing campaigns. During his time at Accenture, Billy was instrumental in the substantial annual growth in Accenture Nordics outsourcing, before joining IBM in 2009 as VP Business Development IBM Nordics.

With extensive experience in supporting and closing major outsourcing contracts, Billy has joined Burnt Oak Partners in 2014 with the aim to expand the company’s presence in the Nordic region.

Billy has an MSc from the Linköping Institute of Technology, a DMS in Marketing Management and a Financial Management Programme IMD.

Email Billy at billy.carlzon@burntoak-partners.com

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Johan Askervi


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For the last 15 years, Johan has held various consultant and management positions in the outsourcing industry, where he focused on the structuring and execution of large IT and BPO deals in Sweden and the rest of Europe for large and multinational entities.

As an experienced Sourcing Advisor since 2008, Johan has represented firms such as EquaTerra, Burnt Oak Partners and PA Consulting Group. Prior to providing advisory services Johan focused on executing and managing large international outsourcing deals representing providers as well as buyers of outsourcing services.

Johan has personally supported and been responsible for over 20 outsourcing engagements. His engagement covers across the whole end-to-end lifecycle – Sourcing Strategies, Sourcing and Selection, Transition and Transformation and Governance – which gives him the experience to provide key insights, as well as practical advice on all aspects of outsourcing to clients in the Nordic market.

Johan holds an MSc in Economics and Information Systems from the University of Borås and an MBA from the University of Gothenburg.

Email Johan at johan.askervi@burntoak-partners.com

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René Baas

Partner at Burnt Oak Partners Benelux

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After eight years of consulting and selling fault tolerant systems at Tandem Computers, René Baas joined EDS Northern Europe in 1992 to start his 23 years’ career in consulting, sales, project-leading of implementations and support of a wide range of Sourcing engagements in various Industries & Markets. He personally led several international Co-Sourcing Sales teams towards the closing of large multifunctional Outsourcing engagements in several countries in Europe and the Americas.

In 2000 he joined Origin as VP Sales Leader of Global Outsourcing. René had the responsibility for one of the largest Outsourcing (1 billion+) deals at Atos Origin, including the transition of 2.300 employees into the Atos organization. He also actively contributed to several major large Merger & Acquisitions for Atos in all stages from qualification, business case analysis, governance, due diligence, negotiations, through to implementation.

For four years René was Senior VP and Head of the International Large Deal Teams of Atos’ Strategic Global Sales Engagement organization till mid-2015.

He is specialized in simplifying complex sourcing processes in effective engagements.

René is co-author of the leading Outsourcing Guide Book as a guideline for Atos in bid processes.

René Baas holds an MSc in Technical Business Management & Development and a degree in Industrial Design & Operations Research at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.

Email René at rene.baas@burntoak-partners.com

Peter Overakker

Partner at Burnt Oak Partners Benelux

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Before initiating Burnt Oak Partners Benelux, Peter Overakker was for six years Vice President General Western Europe at HP Enterprise Services (Benelux, Scandinavia, the Baltic states, Austria and Switzerland). As the leader of this region with around 5,000 employees, Peter had the end-responsibility for a large number of enterprise clients.

Peter entered the IT industry in 1980. His career led him to various high profile, international positions with leading IT Services companies.

At the moment of EDS’s acquisition by HP in 2008, Overakker was Vice President EMEA North and Managing Director for EDS Netherlands. In 2006 he had rejoined that company after having had leading positions in Sales and Business Development within EDS from 1985 to 1992.

From 1998, Peter held the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and Client Management at Atos Origin Netherlands. In this role, he was also member of the Regional Board Benelux and Nordic.

Before that, he was for two years Director Outsourcing and Consulting Services at Getronics.

In 1992, Peter was in the board of Philips C&P services, as director Sales and Marketing. In that role, he was also Co-Director Far East Operations and Nordic Countries. After Philips divested its IT-activities into Origin International, Overakker became Managing Director, responsible for the global accounts.

He started his career at Control Data Corporation Netherlands.

Peter is specialized in leading complex outsourcing deals and as Executive Sponsor for many clients for being the trusted advisor of the CXO’s.

He is very competitive, an excellent team-player and good coach.

Peter Overakker holds an MSc degree in Mathematics from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and successfully completed the ‘Supervisory Board’ programme at the Nijenrode business university in 2015.

Email Peter at peter.overakker@burntoak-partners.com

Jan Bouman

Partner at Burnt Oak Partners Benelux

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Jan has been working as a senior consultant and engagement lead in the IT industry for over 20 years. From 1998, he accomplished a large number of international assignments at Atos and operated on an expat basis in Germany and Sweden.

Since 2006 he worked for Atos’ Strategic Sales unit as VP strategic sales. In this role he had the lead in a large number of global IT Outsourcing deals covering a wide range of market sectors.

Before joining the IT industry Jan ran his own company specializing in Industrial Automation and robotics and worked a number of years for Andersen Consulting as senior. consultant and manager in the Benelux manufacturing sector.

In 2014 he established his own sourcing advisory company and by mid 2015 he joined Burnt Oak Benelux as a partner.

During his career Jan developed a clear view on what makes a successful outsourcing engagement. Defining clear and measurable objectives, creating the right balance between the client’s and the supplier’s interests, selecting a supplier with the right mindset, and building trust, are a few of the key success factors for a long lasting relationship.

His professional knowledge, business background and international experience make Jan a valuable asset for Burnt Oak and its clients.

Jan holds an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Email Jan at jan.bouman@burntoak-partners.com