Head of Financial Services & Insurance –
Head of Business & Platform Solutions Atos Syntel
Chief Executive Officer Atos Syntel
Head of Public Sector & Defense
Head of Telecom, Media & Technology –
Head of Southern Europe
Clay van Doren
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, Atos UK&I
Giuseppe Di Franco
Head of Resources & Services
Head of Retail, Transport & Logistics
Head of Healthcare & Life Science –
Head of Unified Communications & Collaboration
Head of North America
Head of Business & Platform Solutions Public & Regional –
Head of Growing Markets
Head of Strategy & Portfolio Atos UK&I
Editor in Chief for the Atos Scientific Community and member of the Scientific Community
Group Chief Technology Officer
Elie Girard, Chief Executive Officer
Elie Girard is a graduate of the École Centrale de Paris and of Harvard University. He began his career as auditor at Andersen, before joining the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry in the Treasury department. Between 2004 and 2007, Elie Girard worked for the Office of the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in France. He joined Orange in 2007 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 2010 to 2014, he was Senior Executive Vice-President in charge of Strategy & Development of the Orange Group, member of the Group Executive Committee. In April 2014, Elie joined Atos as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Atos Group. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2015 and Group Senior Executive Vice President in February 2018. In March 2019, Elie was appointed Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He became Chief Executive Officer of Atos in November 2019.
Uwe Stelter, Chief Financial Officer
Uwe Stelter joined the Atos Group in 2011 from Siemens where he held multiple global Finance Management positions in the US and Germany in both the Siemens IT services and Communication divisions. In addition, Uwe Stelter was Chief Financial Officer of ProSTEP, a Germany-based Consulting and Software company serving the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market. Uwe Stelter became Chief Financial Officer of the Group in November 2019, after holding Chief Operating Officer roles in the Infrastructure & Data Management and Business & Platform Solutions Divisions of Atos in the last 4 years as well as being in charge of the integration of Syntel. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of the Infrastructure & Data Management Division and of the North America Business Unit. He is a graduate in Business Administration from AKAD University in Germany.
Eric Grall, Head of Manufacturing – Chief Operating Officer
Eric Grall comes from HP and where he held first positions in marketing and R&D in the product business, before entering the Services activities of the Group in 1998. He then had several management positions related to outsourcing, from pre-sales to operations. In 2005, he was appointed Vice-President and General Manager in charge of the Global Services Delivery for HP in the EMEA region, covering outsourcing, consulting and support services. After the EDS acquisition in 2008, Eric led the ITO activities of the new outsourcing business. Eric joined Atos in 2009 as EVP of the Infrastructure & Data Management Division. Since 2017, he is in charge of Atos Global Operations (Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform Solutions, Big Data & Cybersecurity, and Unify Software & Platforms), and Geographic Business Units. Since February 2020, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, he is Head of Manufacturing.
Ursula Morgenstern, Head of Central Europe
Ursula Morgenstern joined Atos in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting. From 2007 to 2009, she was Senior Vice-President responsible for Systems Integration, and then she was Senior Vice-President responsible for Private Sector Markets. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles in Systems Integration including management roles for sectors and various practices. In 2011, she was Chief Operating Officer of the United Kingdom & Ireland and in 2012 she took on the role as Chief Executive Officer of the geography. From July 2015 to February 2018 she managed the Global Business & Platform Solutions Division. Since February 2018 she is Chief Executive Officer of Germany. Additionally, she has been appointed as Managing Director of Atos Information Technology in March 2018. Since February 2020, she is Head of Central Europe in addition to her role as Chief Executive Officer of Atos in Germany.
Adrian Gregory, Head of Financial Services & Insurance – Head of Business & Platform Solutions Atos Syntel
Adrian Gregory joined Atos in 2007 and has a 20-year blue-chip background with experience of a wide range of technology solutions and multiple client sectors. Most recently he was Senior Vice-President for Public sector, Health & BBC with responsibility for all aspects of client business and future strategy. In July 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom & Ireland and joined the Atos Executive Committee. In 2019, he was appointed Head of Business & Platform Solutions AtoslSyntel and in February 2020 Head of Financial Services & Insurance.
Rakesh Khanna, Chief Executive Officer Atos Syntel
Rakesh Khanna is Chief Executive Officer of Atos|Syntel and has more than 30 years of experience in technology services, having held leadership roles in North America, Europe and Asia. He served as Syntel’s Chief Operating Officer from 2012 until 2016 and was President of Banking and Financial Services from 2005 until 2012. Rakesh was rated among the world’s top Chief Operating Officers multiple times by executive placement firm ExecRank. Earlier, he spent 10 years in various leadership roles at i-flex solutions and was a core member of the team that developed FLEXCUBE, the world’s best-selling banking solution. He also spent 11 years at Tata Burroughs, managing projects for global clients. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakesh serves on the academic council and Board of studies of NMIMS, a top 10 management college in India.
Pierre Barnabé, Head of Public Sector & Defense
Pierre Barnabé is Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity within the Group Atos, following the successful merger of Bull with Atos. Since February 2020, in addition to his role of Head of Big Data & Cybersecurity, he is Head of Public Sector & Defense. He joined Bull in August 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Pierre was General Manager of SFR Business team. He began his career in the venture capital department of Thalès. In 1998, he joined Alcatel Lucent with various successful sales positions (Vice-President Sales France, Vice-President Sales South Europe) before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of Alcatel Lucent France then Group Executive Vice-President Human Resources & Transformation. Knight of the French National Order of Merit, Pierre Barnabé is graduated from NEOMA Business School and from Centrale Supélec.
Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Telecom, Media & Technology – Head of Southern Europe
Graduated from Supelec, Jean-Philippe Poirault has held senior management positions in IT and software services activities at Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson in several European and Asian countries. In January 2018, he joined Amazon Web Services in the United States to lead the Telecom market. In September 2019, he joined Atos asChief Executive Officer of Atos in France. Since February 2020, he is Head of Telecom, Media & Technology and Head of Southern Europe in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Atos in France.
Clay van Doren, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, Atos UK&I
As COO and Deputy CEO, Clay is responsible for ensuring Atos delights its current and prospective clients through design and delivery excellence. Clay is the UK lead for its Hybrid Cloud and Applications and Workplace businesses ensuring the propositions deliver on the potential of digital while remaining deliverable. During his tenure, Atos has improved its customer satisfaction some 35% while overachieving the market in successful adoption of Hybrid Cloud and Digital Workplace.
Prior to joining Atos, Clay was the Global Lead for CSC’s £1.5B Technology, Communications and Media business. Clay also held various roles at BT including, as the COO for BT Global Services £3.5B UK business, President of BT’s $900M Global Health Lead in BT Global Service, and as the Chief Information Officer for BT’s Operate Division (50,000+ staff). Clay was also the founder and CEO of US-based VoIP company, Veritel Corporation.
Giuseppe Di Franco, Head of Resources & Services
After several years in Business Consulting, Giuseppe di Franco joined Siemens in 2005 as Senior Vice-President, assuming different roles as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Region South West Europe for the Energy Industry. In 2013, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Atos Italy and Head of the Energy & Utilities Industry market at Atos Global level. In February 2018 Giuseppe Di Franco was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Central & Eastern Europe. Since February 2020, he is Head of Resources & Services. Giuseppe Di Franco has a degree in Engineering Management achieved at the Politecnico di Milano and is Alumnus Top Influencer of the University.
Guillaume Beuscart, Head of Retail, Transport & Logistics
Guillaume Beuscart has recently joined Atos as global sub industry leader for Retail, Transport & Logistics. Over the past 20 years, Guillaume acquired a strong track record in retail and logistics business in Europe and North America as well. As a CEO, he transformed business models of complex organizations to switch to digital major companies in particular by Lagardère Travel Retail and Carrefour.
Robert Vassoyan, Head of Healthcare & Life Science – Head of Unified Communications & Collaboration
Robert Vassoyan is a graduate of ESSEC business school. His career spanned from Renault, Compaq to HP where he served in various senior management positions in Sales and Marketing. In 2007 he joined Cisco and became in 2011 the President of Cisco France. Robert joined Atos as Chief Commercial Officer in March 2018. Since February 2020, he is Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences and Head of Unified Communications & Collaboration.
Simon Walsh, Head of North America
Simon Walsh is Chief Executive Officer of North America. Prior to Atos, Simon was Chief Operating Officer of Virtustream, Dell Technologies’ global cloud business, where he led its global expansion and supported the Chief Executive Officer’s daily execution of the company’s strategy. Before Virtustream, Simon was Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC Europe Middle East & Africa. He also spent 17 years with Computacenter PLC, with the latter four years as Managing Director of the United Kingdom & Ireland, delivering IT services and solutions throughout the United Kingdom & Ireland. Simon is Chairman of Beds on Board, a startup focused on providing accommodation on stationery yachts. Simon is based in Irving, Texas, at Atos’ North America regional headquarters.
Nourdine Bihmane, Head of Business & Platform Solutions Public & Regional – Head of Growing Markets
Born in 1977, Nourdine Bihmane joined Atos in 2002 starting to work for various clients and in sales roles, quickly taking over management positions. In 2009, he became Head of Managed Services in Iberia, then moved to New York to lead the delivery transformation of the largest account of Atos in the United States. In 2015, he has been appointed Head of Operations for North America and led the integration of Xerox ITO. Nourdine moved back to Europe in 2017 to drive the strategic & lean initiatives on all Atos’ operations, before being named in 2019 Head of Business & Platform Solutions, Public and Regional Business and member of the Atos Executive Committee. Since 2020, he is also Head of Growing Markets. Nourdine graduated as an engineer from CNAM in France and holds executive degrees from Princeton University and INSEAD. He is also an active member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
John Hall Head of Strategy & Portfolio Atos UK&I; Editor in Chief for the Atos Scientific Community and member of the Scientific Community
John is a chartered Engineer with more than 30 years cross-industry IT and General Management experience in the Energy, Industry and Public Sectors. Having fulfilled a variety of roles including IT management, Programme & Account management and Operations management, John is now responsible for the strategy and governance underpinning the Atos UK&I portfolio of products and services. A member of the Atos Scientific Community, John is involved in all aspects of Innovation and thought leadership with regard to using business technology to address the current and future challenges faced by organisations . He has a particular focus on developing the strategy and go-to-market approach for digital transformation and disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on Hybrid cloud, Industrial Data Platforms, blockchain and the Gig economy.
Sophie Proust, Group Chief Technology Officer
Sophie Proust is graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité “Supélec” of Paris. She joined Bull in 1989 where she held various technical managerial positions in the mainframe, IT administration solutions and HW server design. In 2010, Sophie headed the Tera100 Project which delivered the CEA with the first Petaflops-scale calculator in Europe. She joined the Atos Group in 2014 following the acquisition of Bull, where she held the position of Head of Research & Development for the Big Data & Cybersecurity Division from 2014 to January 2019. In January 2019, Sophie was appointed Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joining the Atos Executive Committee. Alongside this, Sophie is part of the Atos Quantum Advisory board. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Université Technologique de Troyes (UTT) since December 2018.
Philippe Mareine, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer and Head of CSR
Philippe Mareine was Deputy Manager in the French Treasury department’s Inspection Générale des Finances unit and, previously, he oversaw Human Resources in the Public Accounts department of the French Ministry for the Budget. He held several managerial positions at the French Tax Administration. He joined Atos in 2009 as General Secretary of the Board of Directors in charge of legal functions, compliance, audit, security and social responsibility policy. In 2014, he became Head of Human Resources, then Head of Siemens Global Alliance. He is today Chief Digital & Transformation Officer. Philippe Mareine is also in charge of Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Jo Debecker, Head of Infrastructure & Data Management
Jo Debecker studied finance and computer science at the university of Leuven, Belgium. He started his career as system analyst and systems manager for Procter and Gamble on mainframe, database and SAP technologies. In 2003 Jo joined Hewlett-Packard as solution manager and solution executive in the strategic sales department. In 2008, Jo was appointed senior Director Service management for the European infrastructure delivery and drove the process integration of EDS into HP. In 2011 Jo joined Atos as head of Service Management globally, during 2011 and 2019 Jo ran the IDM division for Germany and North America. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer for IDM in 2018 before being promoted to the position as Head of IDM in February 2020.
Wim Los, Head of the Atos global practice Cloud Enterprise Solutions
Wim Los leads an international team in 20+ countries which brings together the experience of Atos in Cloud. Working closely with the sales and delivery teams in the Atos vertical industries, the cloud practice is Atos’ center of expertise for multi-hybrid-cloud implementation and operations.
Atos Cloud Enterprise Solutions securely delivers advisory, application, data and infrastructure services to transform and run your IT, leveraging Private and Public Cloud platforms based on defined commitments to your business outcome.
Wim’s background is in commercial business development roles that require a solid understanding of IT integration challenges, e.g. the big topics around data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Over the past years he specialized in leading new business activities and complex commercial engagements. In his previous role Wim developed the strategic alliance for Atos and Google Cloud. Before this he was the head of the global Technology Transformation Services business unit in Atos and headed the Infrastructure as a Service cloud business in Canopy Ltd. He has worked as lead sales in several IT outsourcing opportunities and started the delivery organization for Atos in multiple large outsourcing engagements.
Peter ‘t Jong – Head of Northern Europe
As an experienced IT leader, Peter has a proven track record in delivering results and managing complex customer relationships. He started his career in technical automation with AT&T and Philips, and then continued a career in technology with Lucent working in the Netherlands and in the USA. In 2001 Peter joined Atos as Head of Managed Services in the Netherlands and expanded his scope to Executive Vice-President for Sales and Chief Operating Officer for Atos Northern Europe. From 2015 Peter was responsible for leading the Managed Services organization in Germany and managed the carve-out and integration of Unify within Atos, followed by his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Benelux and & The Nordics in May 2016. Since February 2020, he is Head of Northern Europe.
Paul Peterson, Head of Human Resources
Paul Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University and pursued graduate education at The Ohio State University. Paul joined Atos in 1998, early in his career, as the HR Director for the Major Events business unit. Over his career, Paul has worked and lived in North America, APAC, and across Europe, holding leadership roles in HR, IT, and Operations. Notable and more recent leadership roles include Head of HR and Talents in North America (2012), Head of HR for Global Infrastructure and Data Management (2018), and Deputy Head of Group HR (2019). Paul became Head of Group Human Resources in February 2020, leading a team of +1,500 worldwide HR professionals.
James McMahon, Head of Atos Digital Workplace and member of the Scientific Community
James McMahon is the Global Domain Director responsible for creating Atos digital workplace services. He is an active member of the Atos scientific community and his special focus is on technology in the future workplace and how it can enhance people’s professional and personal lives. He currently keeps connected using a mix of laptop, tablets and smartphone. He uses the blueKiwi enterprise social network to share live ideas with peers and Twitter, WhatsApp or Facebook to keep up with friends. He still likes to holiday in the west of England in one of the very few locations where there is still no mobile coverage.
Melanie de Vigan, Director, Business Management and member of the Scientific Community
Mélanie is the global domain manager responsible for defining and developing digital workplace outsourcing offerings. She is a member of the Atos Scientific Community since 2014. Throughout her career, Mélanie has held multiple positions in outsourcing and consulting at Atos. Relying on a core expertise in mobility and workplace services, she focuses on getting the most value out of technology to support the digital transformation of the business.
Paul Albada Jelgersma, Global Head Atos IoT Solutions and member of the Scientific Community
Paul has over 30 years of experience in running IT and business programs; including managing large teams of IT and other professionals. Paul is a founding member of the Atos Scientific Community. In his day job, he focusses on developing and delivering Internet of Things Solutions for our customers. Paul likes to work with Virtual Teams in the new way of work. He dislikes email as a chat and document-management tool. He occasionally writes articles and publishes at his own blog. Paul is married and has 2 children. He lives near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He likes to travel, moderate hiking and watch Netflix series.
Arnaud Bertrand, Senior Vice President, Global Head of BDS Strategy, Innovation and R&D at Atos
Zeina Zakhour, Distinguished Expert, Global Chief Technical Officer, Cyber Security, Atos and member of the Scientific Community
Zeina Zakhour is the Global CTO for Cyber Security in Atos, creating , by day and a few nights, innovative solutions to be a step ahead of cybercriminals. Not an easy task you might say… But she is putting her 17 years of experience in the Cybersecurity field to good use. Zeina covers the end-to-end spectrum of cybersecurity from security advisory, to security integration, Managed security services and IoT and Big data Security. She worked closely with Fortune 500 companies to advise them in their security strategy and secure their infrastructure and protect their data. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in C.C.E from Notre Dame University Lebanon, a M. Sc. From Telecom Sud Paris and an Executive MBA from HEC. She is member of Atos Scientific Community & a Distinguished Expert in CyberSecurity. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified ISO 27005 Risk Manager. Yet she believes that when it comes to cybersecurity, we never stop learning.