Dentons appoints Ash Banerjee to global CIO role 

Dentons has appointed Ash Banerjee as its new global chief information officer, taking over on a permanent basis from Marcel Henri, who left the 20,000+ staff global firm in June 2021. Banerjee, who was previously Hogan Lovells’ chief information officer and chief operating officer for the Americas region, joined Dentons in 2021 in an interim capacity. He will report to Dentons’ global CEO Elliott Portnoy and will sit on the firm’s global management committee. 

Portnoy said: “Ash’s vision for advancing our technology transformation during his interim tenure has been exceptional. I am confident that he will help Dentons achieve a best-in-class, integrated business technology function that allows our people to best serve clients in a digitally-enabled environment.” 

Banerjee’s appointment is the latest in a series of global leadership team hires, including Billy Curley as global chief financial officer, Aragon St-Charles as global head of ESG, Neelima Paladugu as global chief people officer and Kate Broer as global head of inclusion & diversity. 

“I am honored to continue as Dentons’ global chief information officer in a full-time capacity,” said Banerjee. “I look forward to leading strategic information and technology initiatives, in order to tackle the challenges that our firm faces, and to identify opportunities that will positively impact our clients and our people, and to help build an amazing digitally enabled firm.” 

Under Henri, Dentons delivered on a five-year IT strategy that included selecting Thomson Reuters 3E as its practice management system and iManage Work 10 globally. It also rolled out Chrome River for expense management and SAP SuccessFactors for HR.