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Chris Murphy

Group Managing Director - Europe, Middle East & South Asia

I'm Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks across Europe, the Middle East and South Asia, which currently comprises over a dozen offices across Turkey, India, Germany and the UK. I work closely with our clients in those regions to help them obtain a sustained competitive position through the innovative application of technology. I also work closely with our country MDs to oversee our operational results and the strategic evolution and expansion of our business across those regions.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2004, and have played a variety of roles across multiple offices during that time, including as Associate General Counsel and Head of Operations for our UK business, as Managing Director for our Asia Pacific businesses,  as Chief Strategy Officer responsible for our overall strategic direction, brand, marketing, digital, research and communication functions, and as a member of the Office of the CEO responsible for the overall operations of our transnational business.  It's fair to say, across over 11 years now, that it's never been boring!

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With ThoughtWorks, I’ve visited

More places than I ever would have imagined:  Beijing, Xi'An, Shanghai, Chengdu, Singapore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Kampala, Johannesburg, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Berlin, Hamburg, Manchester and London.

The thing I love most about my work is

The people that I get to work and interact with.  Our clients represent many of the world's most interesting and impactful organisations, governments and movements; bound by a common desire to use technology to empower their ambitious missions.  Our people - ThoughtWorkers - comprise some of the most diverse, energetic, eclectic and passionate global technologists, designers, business people, entrepreneurs and humanists that you will ever meet.