“Didier Zeitoun Named to Head Atos Origin in France”
Paris, 5 February 2007
Didier has been appointed CEO of Atos Origin in France. In his new position, he reports directly to Dominique Illien, CEO for Southern Europe and a Member of the Atos Origin Management Board. As part of the transformation plan announced today, Didier Zeitoun has also been named to the new Group Executive Committee, created to strengthen and federate synergies among countries, businesses, sales teams and key functions.
"Atos Origin has adopted a new governance system and Didier Zeitoun's appointment to head the organization in France is fully in line with our commitment to improving both operating efficiency and our ability to operate as a global company" said Bernard Bourigeaud, Chairman of the Atos Origin Management Board. "With his extensive consulting and systems integration experience, I'm sure that Didier will help us to succeed in this new phase in our development."
"I'm grateful for this vote of confidence from the Board," said Didier Zeitoun. "With the support of my team, I will focus on implementing our transformation plan in order to strengthen our development in France and enable customers to benefit more fully from our international experience and organization."
Didier Zeitoun, 42, has more than 20 years' experience in consulting and services. He began his career with Accenture, where he spent six years, before moving to Altis to manage the banking and finance unit. In 1996, he helped created Odyssée Conseil and in 2000 he joined Atos Origin to head its management consulting business in France. In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Atos Origin Systems Integration in France.
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 total more than €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 listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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