“Philippe Van Haecke joins Atos Origin as Deputy Managing Director of the Outsourcing Business France”

Paris, 1 December 2005

"We're delighted to welcome Philippe Van Haecke to Atos Origin," said Arnaud Ruffat, Executive Vice President of Atos Origin Outsourcing. "His experience in the outsourcing industry, coupled with his client vision acquired from other fields, will help us maintain our leadership position in the French market."

Mr. Van Haecke, 49, was previously director of information systems at Auchan, a French superstore chain. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with Atos Origin in various management positions, including that of Assistant Managing Director in charge of developing operations management solutions. He began his career at a Thomson Brandt subsidiary, where he worked for seven years.

As part of Atos Origin Outsourcing's management team, Mr. Van Haecke will be chiefly responsible for building up cross-functional outsourcing services in liaison with the segment's three specialized business units:

  • Infrastructure Managed Services, headed by Laurent Barbet
  • Distributed Infrastructure Services, headed by Eric Duforest
  • Professional Services and Insourcing, headed by Frédéric Glaudot

The outsourcing services portfolio provides customers with global IT infrastructure solutions, including the management of processing centers, servers, network systems and workstations. Atos Origin is one of the foremost outsourcing providers in France and Europe.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors . Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Contact for Press:
Anne de Beaumont - Tel +33 (0)1 55 91 24 15 - anne.debeaumont@atosorigin.com