Paris, November 1, 2019
The Board of Directors of Atos SE met today and in accordance with the press release issued on October 24, 2019, it officially accepted the resignation of Mr. Thierry Breton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atos SE as of October 31, 2019.
Mr. Thierry Breton informed the Board that he wished to fully dedicate his time to the preparation of his appointment as Commissioner representing France in the European Commission and resigned from all his mandates within the Atos Group.
As announced, and in accordance with the succession plan proposed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors intends to separate the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and of Chief Executive Officer.
The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Bertrand Meunier as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atos SE, and Mr. Elie Girard, currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer, as Chief Executive Officer as of November 1st, 2019.
The Board of Directors unanimously wishes to thank Mr. Thierry Breton for his exceptional contribution, over the 11 years of his term of office as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to Atos’ growth and to its transformation into one of the world leaders in the digital industry.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.