Édouard Philippe will be proposed as independent director of Atos

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The former prime minister will be offered a seat on the board of directors of Atos at a general meeting on October 27. At the same time, he will keep his mandate as mayor of Le Havre.

By Le Figaro with AFP

“It is for me a way of working again for the French industry and for a European champion», Declared Édouard Philippe. LOIC VENANCE / AFP

Édouard Philippe will be proposed as independent director of the IT group Atos in parallel with his mandate as mayor of Le Havre, said Tuesday at Figaro the entourage of the former prime minister, confirming information from Echoes.

«The Board of Directors of Atos SE, which met on September 14, 2020, will nominate Mr. Édouard Philippe, mayor of Le Havre and former Prime Minister, as director, during the General Assembly which will take place. will be held on October 27», Atos confirmed in a statement.

Key skills

“For me, it’s a way of working again for French industry and for a European champion. Atos has key skills for our country, at the heart of digital challenges and technological independence. I am very happy to be able to bring my experience to the company and its board of directors ”, said Édouard Philippe in comments reported by The echoes.

According to The echoes, the High Authority for the transparency of public life was seized by Édouard Philippe and delivered a favorable opinion which should frame the room for maneuver of Édouard Philippe as administrator.

Created in 1997, the Atos group, headquartered in Bezons (Val-d’Oise), is one of the world’s leading specialists in digital transformation. Today, it brings together 110,000 employees in 73 countries, for an annual turnover of 12 billion euros.

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