Having decided to sell its retail banking activity, ING maintains a wholesale, corporate and investment banking activity in France, requiring the relocation of its head office to Paris, rue de Richelieu, in a building owned by Swiss Life REIM.
Faced with a short term lack of internal resources and expertise, ING selected Upside to carry out a complete Project Management Office mission. As PMO, Upside steers and coordinates all of the tasks necessary for the transfer of teams from one site to another, including lease acquisition closing, design of future facilities, IRP engagement and migration of contracts from the new head office.
Despite very strong time constraints and the necessary consideration of the specific obligations of a bank, the project is proceeding on time. The ’embedded’ logic (Upside is physically integrated into the ING teams) ensures the reactivity and agility absolutely necessary for the speed of project implementation, involving reporting to the general management of the bank in France and the expert functions of ING in the Netherlands. The project was carried out jointly with the ORANGE Consulting teams, responsible for digital/IT/audiovisual issues.