Fujitsu today announced that with immediate effect Kai Flore ceased to be President & CEO of Fujitsu Technology Solutions. Until a successor has been identified, Richard Christou, currently Chairman at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, will take on the role of Executive Chairman and the management council will report directly to him.
A search for a new President & CEO is already underway.
About Richard Christou
Richard Christou is Corporate Senior Executive Vice President of Fujitsu Limited, responsible for the group’s business in all markets outside Japan. He has also taken on the role of Executive Chairman at Fujitsu Technology Solutions in June 2010.
Christou has steered business outside Japan since June 2008 as president of the Global Business Group. He has successfully unified Fujitsu’s global product and services portfolio, while realigning group companies into regional units to enhance customer responsiveness and efficiency.
From 2000 to 2007, Christou was executive chairman of European subsidiary Fujitsu Services, expanding it into the second-largest services provider to the UK government and Fujitsu’s largest single business outside Japan.
Christou earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in law from Cambridge. He resides in Tokyo and enjoys opera, theatre and literature outside of work.
About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/.
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.
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Date: 24 June, 2010