Management & Executive Committee


The Atos General Management Committee (GMC):

The Atos General Management Committee (GMC) led by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO is in charge of the global group management. The members are:


Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO
Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice President, coordinating Global Operations & Top Programs
Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President, coordinating Global functions and Chief Executive Officer Worldline
Michel-Alain Proch, Senior Executive Vice President & CEO North American Operations


The Atos Executive Committee is composed of the four members of the General Management Committee and:

Patrick Adiba, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Major Events
Gilles Arditti, Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communications
Olivier Cuny, General Secretary of the Group
Marc-Henri Desportes, General Manager Worldline
Bruno Fabre, Head of Telecoms, Media & Utilities
Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Grall, Head of Managed Services
Adrian Gregory, Head of UK & Ireland
Chad Harris, President of Atos North American Operations
Winfried Holz, Head of Germany
Milind Kamat, Head of India
Kari Kupila, Head of Global Siemens Account
Hanns-Thomas Kopf, Head of Central & Eastern Europe
Herbert Leung, Head of Asia Pacific
Ivan Lozano, Head of Iberia
Philippe Mareine, Head of Human Resources [1]
Alexandre Menais, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Francis Meston, Head of India, Middle East & Africa, Group Digital Transformation Officer
Marc Meyer, Head of Executives & Talents Management, Group Communications
Ursula Morgenstern, Head of Consulting & Systems Integration, Cloud & Enterprise Software [2]
Rob Pols, Head of Benelux & the Nordics
Jean-Marie Simon, Head of France
Philippe Vannier, Head of Big Data & Security, Group Chief Technology Officer

The CFO, the CCO, the CTO, the Head of M&A and the Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communications report to the GMC.

[1] Also Head of Siemens Global Alliance, Logistics & Housing
[2] Integrating Canopy, Yunano, blueKiwi


Thierry BRETON : Chairman and CEO of Atos and Worldline Chairman


Thierry Breton - ©Marc Bertrand (Agence REA)

Thierry Breton graduated from the Paris École Supérieure d’Électricité (Supelec), and the Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN, 46th class).


In 1986, he became Project Manager of the Poitiers Futuroscope theme park, then headed its teleport operations. He later served as an advisor to Education Minister René Monory in the area of new information technologies. He also served in the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council from 1986 to 1992 (as Vice-Chairman from 1988 on). He then joined Bull as Director of Strategy and Development before becoming Deputy Managing Director.


Member of the Board of Directors in February 1996, he was successively named Vice-Chairman of the Board then group delegated Director.


After being appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson (1997-2002) then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of France Telecom (2002-2005), he was France’s Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry between February 25, 2005 and May 16, 2007, before becoming a professor at Harvard University (USA) for “Leadership, Corporate Accountability”.


In November 2008, he became Chairman of the Management Board of Atos Origin. He is today Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atos SE.


Charles DEHELLY : Senior Executive Vice President, coordinating Global Operations & Top Programs


Charles Dehelly

Charles Dehelly began his career at the Thomson Group where in 1981 he was CEO of Home Appliance divisions and later CEO of the Television division. Joining the Bull Group in 1992 as Group Chief Operating Officer, he returned to Thomson in 1998 as Chief Operating Officer then as Chief Executive Officer. In 2004 he became CEO of the Equant Group, then CEO of the Arjowiggins Group.




Gilles GRAPINET : Senior Executive Vice President, coordinating Global functions and Chief Executive Officer Worldline


Gilles Grapinet - ©Marc Bertrand (Agence REA)

A graduate of the prestigious “Ecole Nationale d’Administration”, he joined the French Inspection Générale des Finances” in 1992, where he worked for four years on numerous financial audits and assessment assignments for the French Government and international organisations (International Monetary Fund, World Bank, …). 


In 1996, he moved to the French tax department as Head of Strategy and Controlling before being appointed Director of Information Systems and Strategy.


Between 2000 and 2002, he was appointed CIO, head of the nation-wide “Copernic program”, aimed at rebuilding entirely the french tax information systems and creating a multi-channel, service-oriented tax administration.
Between 2003 and end 2004, he joined the private office of the French Prime Minister as Senior Advisor for economic and financial affairs. And between 2005 and 2007, he was director of the French economy, finance and industry Minister’s private office.
In 2007, Gilles Grapinet joined the Executive Committee of the international banking Group Credit Agricole SA, where he was Head of Strategy before being appointed director of the Payment Systems & Services business division.
In December 2008 as Senior Executive Vice President, in charge of Global functions, he joined Atos (Since July 2011, the name of the company was changed to Atos, following the Siemens IT acquisition), as one of the two deputy-CEO, of the Company.


In July 2013, he is appointed CEO of Worldline.


Michel-Alain PROCH : Senior Executive Vice President & CEO North American Operations


Michel-Alain Proch - ©Marc Bertrand (Agence REA)

Michel-Alain Proch,  a graduate of Toulouse Business School and a French CPA, started his career in 1991 at Deloitte & Touche, in the Audit division in Paris. He was later on transferred in Transaction Services based in London. In 1998, he joined Hermès, first as Director of Internal Audit, then as Group Financial Controller in charge of the Watch Division and Americas. He was promoted in 2002 Chief Financial Officer for the Americas, based in New York, supervising Finance, IT, Logistics and Store Planning. In 2006, he joined Atos as Senior Vice-President Internal audit & Risk Management. He is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2007, Executive Committee member. In 2009, he is promoted Executive Vice-President supervising Finance, IT & Processes, Real Estate, Pensions, Operational Risk Management, Bid Control and Security. In 2015 he becomes Senior Executive Vice President and a member of the newly created General Management Committee, next to Charles Dehelly and Gilles Grapinet and led by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO.

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