“Atos Origin strengthens its organization”

Paris, July 31, 2009

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced the appointments of Francis Delacourt, Marc-Henri Desportes, Eric Grall and Philippe Mareine to further strengthen the organization formed by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos Origin, on February 18th, 2009. This new organization established during the first half of 2009 strengthens the role of the global functions and creates a structure that enables Atos Origin to transform into a global company.


Executive Vice President in charge of Strategic Sales and Strategic International Customers. In this newly created position, Francis will be responsible for leading all major international deals and managing the large cross-country accounts. Francis Delacourt is a member of the Executive Committee.

Francis Delacourt, 59, is a graduate from ESSEC business school.

Francis Delacourt joined the Group in 1991. He was in charge of outsourcing activities in France, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Since 2004 he has been Executive Vice President in charge of Global Managed Operations. Before joining Atos Origin, he was President of Dun & Bradstreet Software France.


Executive Vice President Global Innovation, Business Development and Strategy, is responsible for innovation and the strategy of the Group, in particular strengthening its position in higher value activities. Marc-Henri Desportes is a Member of the Executive Committee.

Marc-Henri Desportes, 37, is a graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines and Ecole Polytechnique.

Before joining Atos Origin, March-Henri Desportes led project management for the IT department of BNL, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas in Italy. From 2005 and 2006, he was responsible for internal control at BNP Paribas Group. From 2000 to 2005, he acted as Deputy Director of the Copernic project at the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. Before that he was Head of industrial and technological development of the DRIRE in the Alsace region and Special Advisor for the economic development at the Prefecture for the Alsace region.


Executive Vice President in charge of Global Managed Services, is responsible for accelerating the creation of global delivery. Eric Grall is a member of the Executive Committee.

Eric Grall, 48, is a graduate from Grenoble ENSIEG and from the University of Brest.

Before joining Atos Origin, Eric Grall was Vice President and General Manager at HP with responsibility for outsourcing activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Eric Grall has spent his professional career at HP in a number of roles related to outsourcing ranging from pre-sales to solutions deployment, support and transition services, and overall delivery of outsourcing services.


General Secretary of the Group, Secretary of the Group Executive Committee and Chief of Staff to the CEO, Thierry Breton. He is also responsible for supervising the Legal and Internal Audit functions in addition to defining the Corporate Responsibility strategy for Atos Origin.

Philippe Mareine, 39, is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d' Administration, and holds a degree in military engineering. He is member of the “Inspection Générale des Finances” and a senior lecturer in political economics at Ecole Polytechnique.

Before joining Atos Origin, Philippe Mareine was deputy chief of the Inspection Générale des Finances unit at the French Treasury. From 2007 to 2008, he was responsible for human resources in the public accounts department of the French Ministry for the Finance, Public Accounts and the Civil Service. From 2005 to 2007, he held the position of technical adviser responsible for employee relations and reform in the office of the French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. He worked for the French Tax Administration between 2001 and 2004, first as “Service Quality” project manager and later as head of the Strategy & Innovation department. He spent the first four years of his career in the Inspection Générale des Finances.

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 revenue is EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 professionals 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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Press contact:
Marie-Tatiana Collombert, Tel. : +33 (0) 1 55 91 26 33, marie-tatiana.collombert@atosorigin.com