“Ursula Morgenstern appointed CEO for UK and Ireland, and Group Executive Committee member at Atos”

Paris, 2 December 2011

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that Ursula Morgenstern will be appointed as CEO for Atos UK & Ireland, and Group Executive committee member from January 1st, 2012.
Ursula, previously UK and Ireland Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for driving the strategic direction of Atos in the UK & Ireland to ensure high quality service delivery to clients, and continued business growth.
Ursula will be replacing Keith Wilman who expressed his desire to retire from his position as UK & Ireland CEO. Keith will be appointed Chairman for Atos UK & Ireland, a non-executive position from which he will support Ursula during 2012 – in particular in the field of strategic relationships with key customers. In addition, Keith will become a special advisor to Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos.

Thierry Breton said: “Ursula brings immense business experience and technology expertise and I am confident that she will continue the strong track record of Keith Wilman, to ensure further success in the UK and Ireland for Atos. She is assuming her role at an exciting time for the UK business, which grew in size by 50% following the integration of Siemens IT Solutions and Services earlier this year.”

Ursula Morgenstern joined Atos in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting. Before assuming the role of UK Chief Operating Officer earlier this year, from 2009 Ursula was Senior Vice President responsible for Private Sector Markets, and from 2007 she was Senior Vice President responsible for Systems Integration. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles in Systems Integration including management roles for sectors, custom practices, and package solutions business units.

In the UK and Ireland Atos employs 10,000 business technologists who design, develop and manage the business processes and technology behind many of the core services that people use every day from:
  • Supporting £450 million transactions on the UK rail network every year
  • Allowing more than 6.4 million people to complete their tax return online
  • Enabling £250 million of bookings every year for Premier Inn through their business account card scheme
  • Managing over 50% of all referrals for initial hospital and clinic appointments in England through the Choose and Book programme
  • Supporting more than 30 million MOT tests each year
  • Compiling the football fixtures list for the English Premier League

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration, and managed services. 
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

For more information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Tel: +44 7733 310086
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net