New CEO Ursula Morgenstern replaces Keith Wilman, who will become chairman for UK and Ireland
IT services company Atos has appointed Ursula Morgenstern as CEO for Atos UK & Ireland, and Group Executive committee member from 1 January 2012.
Ursula 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 replace Keith Wilman, who wants to retire from his position as UK & Ireland CEO and Keith will be appointed Chairman for Atos UK & Ireland. In addition, Keith will become a special advisor to Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos.
Ursula Morgenstern joined Atos in 2002 through the acquisition of KPMG Consulting. Previously, Ursula acted as UK and Ireland Chief Operating Officer.
Before assuming the role of UK CEO 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.
Atos chairman and CEO Thierry Breton said Ursula brings immense business experience and technology expertise and he is confident that Ursula 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," said Breton.