Group Press Releases
Group Chief Executive
16 July 2010
The Board of The Sage Group PLC (”Sage”) today
announces that Guy Berruyer, currently CEO of Sage’s Mainland
Europe & Asia operations, will succeed Paul Walker as Group
Chief Executive with effect from 1 October 2010. Paul will remain
with Sage until 1 December 2010.
Anthony Hobson, Chairman of The Sage Group plc, 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”.
Paul Walker, Chief Executive, commented : “Guy has made an outstanding contribution to Sage and I am very pleased that the Board has chosen him to lead the Group and to build on our success. On a personal note, I am immensely proud of the achievements of Sage over the past years. I have had a fantastic time with the company and I would like to thank our customers, our partners, my colleagues and our people for their support over the past 26 years”
Notes to Editors
About Guy Berruyer
Guy joined Sage in 1997 to run its French operations. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2000. Currently he has responsibility for Mainland European and operations in Asia. Previous to joining Sage he held the position of European Director for the US software company Intuit. Guy’s university education was at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne where he trained as an engineer. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University. Guy is married with teenage children.
About The Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.2 million customers and 13,100 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information please visit www.sage.com.
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