Paris: Ursula Morgenstern will be appointed as CEO of Atos UK & Ireland, and Group Executive committee member for the IT services group from January 1st, 2012.
Morgenstern, 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.
She will be replacing Keith Wilman who is retiring from his position as UK & Ireland CEO. Wilman will be appointed Chairman for Atos UK & Ireland, a non-executive position from which he will support Ursula Morgenstern during 2012 — in particular in the field of strategic relationships with key customers. Wilman will also 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 she 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.