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Paris - January 21, 2003
Olivier Nora, 32, has joined Atos Origin with responsibility for pursuing business development in the telecommunications market. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, Mr. Nora also holds an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Olivier Nora previously served with France's Ministry of Industry as assistant director for electronic components, from 2000 to 2002, with responsibility for the microelectronics, optoelectronics and automotive electronics sector, and for transportation telematics. His duties included responsibility for attracting foreign investment, for research and development programs, and for the State's equity investment in the industry (in collaboration with the French Treasury Department).
From 1997 to 2000, at the Ministry of Industry, Mr. Nora was in charge of France's National Telecommunications Research Network (created to take over certain activities of the former CNET research organization when France Télécom was partially privatized), and of supervising the Groupe des Ecoles de Télécommunications. He previously worked for Renault in France and Elf Atochem in Germany.
Expressing his pleasure with this appointment, Dominique Illien, a member of Atos Origin's Management Board, said: "Olivier's experience and skills in the telecommunications industry will help considerably strengthen our presence in this market we consider a strategic priority."
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of EUR 3.3 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.
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