“Atos Consulting expands activities in Belgium and welcomes Luc Brouwers as its Director”

Paris/Zaventem, 25 September 2006

New entity starts up under leadership of experienced consultant and manager

Atos Consulting, Atos Origin's consulting arm, is expanding its activities with the official launch of Atos Consulting in Belgium. This launch fits with the company's natural evolution and its strategic objectives for Belgium and Luxemburg. Atos Consulting in Belgium is headed by Luc Brouwers, who started in his new position on 1st September 2006.

Atos Consulting is Atos Origin's internationally operating IT consulting division. The concentration of the strengths of the consultancy offices in various European countries creates an organisation which is able to take responsibility across borders for international projects. A total of 2,500 consultants work for Atos Consulting worldwide. Atos Consulting Belgium is part of the international Atos Consulting network which already operates within Europe in the Netherlands, England, France and Spain, and will now also target the Belgian and Luxemburg market with an offering of high-tech solutions in several sectors.

Wilbert Kieboom, CEO of Atos Origin Northern Europe, says: “Consultancy services play an integral role in our services and are mainly connected to solutions in which systems development and outsourcing also play an important role. Atos Consulting offers our clients access to international consultancy expertise fitting seamlessly with their market and sector. Atos Consulting will boost the market position of Atos Origin in Belgium and offers our clients in Belgium and Luxemburg a completely new portfolio of services and solutions. We are also pleased to have an experienced consultant and manager heading our new office and welcome Luc Brouwers”.

Luc Brouwers can look back on a vast experience in business as well as in consulting. He held a CIO position for several year at Ideal Standard and was partner with Deloitte Consulting. He managed various global transformation projects based on SAP at both organisations. He started his career in 1989 at Siemens, subsequently working at SAP, CSC, Deloitte Consulting and American Standard Europe. He has an MBA from the university of Leuven and a Masters in Civil Engineering from the university of Brussels.

Atos Consulting provides specific expertise for financial institutions, the public sector, the telecoms sector and manufacturing companies. Atos Consulting uses four centres of excellence for its international service:

  • business & technology strategy
  • financial management
  • operational transformation
  • people & change management

The consultants work using set, proven methods, which guarantees the consistent quality of the service across borders.

About Atos Consulting
Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.

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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information:

Christelle Colin
+32 2 690 26 04
christelle.colin@atosorigin.com
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorign.com