“Patrick Wetzler: Atos Odyssée partner, Banking division”
Paris – May 26 2004
Patrick Wetzler, 49, and a graduate of the ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines' (the National School of Mining Engineering in Paris), has joined Atos Odyssée, the Atos Origin group's consulting division in France. In his role as a partner in the banking sector, he will be responsible for information system assignments and major commercial banking projects.
With nearly 12 years experience at the Crédit Agricole, Patrick has developed finely-tuned expertise in approaching banking problems, whether they be organisational, IT or human resources-based. Appointed as Director of IT Studies and then Director of Human Resources, Patrick Wetzler experimented with steering the first merger between two regional French banks from several different angles.
Having set up a structure specialising in the design and sales of financial software packages in 1993, Patrick then moved into the consulting sector on a permanent basis, and in 1995 joined FBO (“Finance Bourse Organisation”), which was subsequently bought out by KPMG and then by CSC Peat Marwick. Named a partner within the “financial services” business-unit, he was in charge of IT strategy assignments, the steering of major projects, audits and the improvement of performances vis-à-vis banks and credit establishments.
Patrick Wetzler joined Atos Odyssée in February 2004 as a partner in the banking division. His principal task will be to develop and steer information system assignments (migration of information systems, development plans, IT strategy etc...) and major organisational projects (optimisation of procedures, audits etc...) in the commercial banking sector. One of the partners in the management team announced: “We are delighted that Patrick Wetzler has agreed to join us and wish him all the best in his future here. His experience and skills should enable us to reinforce our presence in what is one of the firm's historic sectors”.
About Atos Odyssée
Atos Odyssée, the Consulting Division of Atos Origin in France, offers guidance and hands-on support to customers in implementing organizational and technological solutions. It provides management consulting services to the banking, stock market, insurance, telecom, manufacturing and public service sectors. Following Atos Origin's acquisition of SchlumbergerSema's consulting unit, Atos Odyssée now employs 280 consultants. In 2003, it had sales of €24 million, excluding SchlumbergerSema. Its main clients include Euronext, AXA, Crédit Agricole, MMA, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, ABN Amro, Peugeot, CNAM, BNP Paribas, France Telecom and SNCF.
For more information visit: www.atos-odyssee.com
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 47,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Telecom Italia, UBS, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos KPMG Consulting and Atos Odyssée.
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