Gilbert Toppin is a senior professional who has
held a succession of board level roles, including CEO at EEF (the
manufacturers' organisation) and Senior Partner and COO for
European consulting at Deloitte.
Gilbert currently holds Non-Executive positions for technology
businesses, and also advises technology and telecommunication
clients on business strategy, revenue generation, growth,
transformation programmes, M&A, business development, and
At Deloitte he led the business process reengineering, programme
management, and e-Business practices, amongst others, defining and
delivering major projects to the Financial Services, Energy,
Utilities, Telecommunications, Consumer Products, Business Services
and Public sectors.
Gilbert's early career focused on economic development projects
in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. He also
led UK and Russia's privatisation programmes and many global
large-scale technology projects, such as Vodafone's programme of
He is co-author of Business Consulting, for The
Economist, a leading book on business and technology services.