Sage Group has picked a successor to its long-standing chief executive Paul Walker in the form of company insider Guy Berruyer.
French national Berruyer will take the top spot at the FTSE 100 accountancy software giant on 1 October. He currently heads up Sage’s mainland European and Asian operations and has been with the company since 1997.
Walker, who will remain with the firm until 1 December, said he was confident the right man had been picked to fill his shoes.
“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,” he said.
“On a personal note, I am immensely proud of the achievements of Sage over the 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.”
Anthony Hobson, chairman of The Sage Group plc, said: “[Guy] has a strong track record of profit growth, both organically and through the successful acquisition and integration of companies.”
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