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Yves Bernaert named as new Atos CEO


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Yves Bernaert has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atos Group.

The group’s Board of Directors made the decision to appoint Bernaert on 3 October following recommendations from its Nominations and Governance Committee.

Yves Bernaert joins Atos

Bernaert started his career as an Auditor at PwC before joining Accenture in 1992.

After taking up several executive roles in France and abroad, he served as CEO, Europe of Accenture Technology for nine years.

Bernaert is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of 1001 Fontaines, a French NGO.

The group’s Board of Directors has said that it has selected a leader with proven expertise in technology and digital transformation.

Bernaert’s first priority will be to complete the next stages of the group’s recent transformation plan following the internal operational separation of Atos into two separate entities.

He will also focus on accelerating the turnaround of its activities.

“In-depth knowledge”

Bertrand Meunier, Chairman, Board of Directors, Atos commented: “On behalf of the entire board, I am very pleased to welcome Yves Bernaert as Chief Executive Officer of Atos.

“His personal and professional strengths, ability to lead teams through major transformations, in-depth knowledge of our industry and belief in the critical role our sector plays in meeting the national and European digital sovereignty objectives, make him the ideal leader.

“The board would like to thank Nourdine Bihmane, Philippe Oliva and Diane Galbe, who have to date, carried out the group’s operational performance improvement plan and its strategic transformation project.”

“World-renowned skills”

“I am delighted to be joining the Atos Group,” added Bernaert, the new CEO.

“After more than 30 years in the technology sector, I am well aware that Atos possesses strong assets and I have great respect for the world-renowned skills of its teams.

“Atos has considerable technological capabilities and holds strong positions in many strategic areas.

“This is why, with the support of the Board of Directors and the ongoing dedication of the group’s talented employees, I am confident that we can overcome the challenges that lie ahead and successfully deliver the ongoing transformation.”

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