Sage appoints new CEO

Mainland Europe chief Guy Berruyer to take over as group boss from October
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Business software vendor Sage has appointed a new group CEO, effective from 1 October this year.

Guy Berruyer, currently CEO of Sage’s Mainland Europe and Asia operations, will succeed present group chief executive Paul Walker, who will remain with the firm until 1 December.

Anthony Hobson, chairman of the Sage Group, said: “I am delighted that the board has appointed Guy as the next chief executive of Sage. During his thirteen year career with Sage, Guy has lead the successful growth of our business in Europe and, more recently, in Asia. He has a strong track record of profit growth, both organically and through the successful acquisition and integration of companies.

Sage has leading positions in its markets and many opportunities for growth. Guy is well qualified to realise these opportunities, with his international experience, market expertise and proven record of delivering innovative software and services. He has a clear and knowledgeable view of how Sage should develop and great ambition for the Group”.

Berruyer joined Sage in 1997 to run its French operations, and was appointed to the board of directors in January 2000. Prior to joining Sage he held the position of European director for US software firm Intuit.

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