Canopy, the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announced that it has appointed Philippe Llorens as CEO. Philippe will lead the Canopy team to further strengthen its offering and market positioning in order to firmly establish it as the European leader in cloud serving clients globally.

Ursula Morgenstern, Global CEO of Canopy, the Atos cloud, and Enterprise Software said: “We are delighted to welcome Philippe to Canopy and are sure that with his experience, he will lead the team to further improve our service to our clients.”

Philippe Llorens, CEO, Canopy, said: “I am excited to be joining Canopy which offers clients the complete cloud portfolio to support them on their journey to becoming a digital business tomorrow. We have an excellent basis on which to further strengthen our business and I am looking forward to working with the Canopy team and our clients.”

With over 30 years’ experience and a proven track record of success in the software business, IT infrastructure and services, Philippe joins Canopy from Compuware, where he has been leading successfully the EMEA sales & field operations for nearly 15 years. Before joining Compuware, he was General Manager in Western Europe for Lotus Development.

Prior to Lotus, Philippe spent 20 years with companies like GFI, Digital Equipment Corp., Thales and Sun Microsystems where he held various sales and sales leadership positions. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from ESC in Montpellier.

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