He has led account turnarounds and will be responsible for building the services business, Whitman said.
The 11-year company veteran will also be responsible for driving growth in the company’s businesses of information technology outsourcing, managed cloud computing, applications and business process services.
Nefkens joined HP Enterprise Services in 2001, when it was known as EDS, and previously led the the Europe, Middle East and Africa regional business for three years.
He has also led the industrial manufacturing and energy teams and the General Motors account.
Before joining EDS, he held a 10-year career at Holland Chemical International NV, where his executive positions included service as regional president and general manager in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the western U.S.