“Philippe Germond joins Atos Origin Management Board”
Paris – 4 December 2006
Atos Origin announced today that Philippe Germond joins the company and becomes Member of the Management Board. Philippe will have operational responsibility for Asia Pacific and North America, for Global Sales, Markets and Accounts, and for Atos Origin's specialised business Atos Worldline. Philippe will also be responsible for Atos Origin's Transformation Program.
Bernard Bourigeaud, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board welcomes this new addition to Atos Origin's top management team: ”Atos Origin is currently reviewing its way of operating, in order to further improve its organic growth capabilities, its operational efficiency, and its ability to operate as a global company. I have known Philippe for many years and he brings us his experience of both industrial and services organisations in the technology sector. I am very glad he accepted to join Atos Origin and I am sure he will significantly strengthen our move towards more global operations, and contribute to reinforce our important role in the European IT Services space”
Philippe Germond, previously member of the Supervisory Board of Atos Origin and who has held Senior Executive positions at Hewlett Packard, SFR-Cegetel and Alcatel, says: “I am very happy to join the Management Team of such a dynamic and successful corporation. As member of the Supervisory Board for the last 3 years, I have been able to gauge the future development potential of Atos Origin, and I'm very eager to take on the challenges and responsibilities that Bernard Bourigeaud has proposed”
Philippe Germond, 49 years old, was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel, and member of the Executive Committee. Earlier, he was Chairman and CEO of Groupe Cegetel, SFR, Vivendi Universal Net, Vivendi Telecom International, and member of the Executive Committee of Vivendi Universal. He joined SFR in 1995 as CEO. From 1980 to 1995, he held various positions within Hewlett Packard in the USA, France and Europe, up to becoming Managing Director of HP Europe South and Member of the Executive Committee HP Europe. Philippe Germond is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris, and he holds a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford University. He is a board member of Essilor, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Qosmos.
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 5.5 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.
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