The Board of Directors of Business & Decision met today and decided to terminate the duties of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christophe Dumoulin due to differences of opinion regarding the development strategy of the group.
The Board of Directors thanked Christophe Dumoulin for his work over the past 18 months since his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, following the passing of Patrick Bensabat, founder of Business & Decision Group.
Jean-Louis Didier is appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of today. In his new role, he will be responsible for continuing the restructuring plan undertaken and for actively supporting the capital development project of Business & Decision.
In the accomplishment of his mission, Jean-Louis Didier will rely on Serge Dubrana and his solid expertise in the area of Information services. He will be in charge of the Group's development and operational aspects.
About Jean-Louis Didier
Jean Didier started his career in finance in 1986 at Dynabourse (Crédit Agricole's subsidiary), where he rapidly climbed the ranks to join the management team and the Board of Directors in 1994. Jean-Louis Didier left the company in 1994 when it merged with Cheuvreux and he founded Carax. Jean-Louis Didier is now free of any commitments following the recent sale of Carax. He is an engineer graduated from ESTP and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
About Serge Dubrana
Serge Dubrana has spent his entire career in major international IT companies such as Unilog where he headed operational divisions in France and Germany before becoming a member of the Board of Directors in 2004. After Logica took over Unilog, he was responsible for the German zones and offshore operations, then was appointed Group COO and became member of the Executive Committee. He was subsequently appointed Chairman of the Central Europe zone of the CGI Group and member of the Executive Committee.