Daniel von Stockar, Chairman of the Board of SoftwareOne, said, “I am convinced that under Adam’s leadership our Board of Directors will be well placed to steer SoftwareOne’s strategy. His strong business acumen and industry experience will be assets to the company as it enters its next chapter of sustainable and profitable growth. As a committed shareholder, I look forward to continuing to play an active role on the Board, including as Chairman of the new Innovation Committee.”
Adam Warby has served on SoftwareOne’s Board of Directors since 2021. He is the founder and previous CEO of Avanade, a leading provider of digital, cloud and advisory services and sustainable industry solutions. Before that, he held various management positions at Microsoft, most recently as General Manager Midwest in the US. He currently serves as Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International, a member of the Board of SimCorp, and as a senior technology advisor to KKR.
“I greatly appreciate the Board’s confidence in nominating me as Chairman and am committed to building on what we have achieved under Daniel’s outstanding leadership,” said Adam Warby, member of the Board of Directors of SoftwareOne.
“We are also pleased to nominate Elizabeth Theophille for election as a new independent Board member,” Adam Warby added. “With over 30 years of international leadership experience in various technology roles, we are convinced that her deep sector expertise will be of great value to us.”
Elizabeth Theophille has an excellent track record of leading technology and digital transformations at multi-national organisations across several industries. Most recently, she served as Chief Technology Transformation Officer and held various leadership roles at Novartis, prior to which she was at Alcatel Lucent/Nokia, Capgemini and BP.
The proposed changes are in line with the stated strategy to safeguard the stability of the Board’s composition, while increasing its independence. Its composition is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment with SoftwareOne’s strategy.
Peter Kurer, currently Lead Independent Director of SoftwareOne, will not stand for re-election at the upcoming AGM after joining the Board in 2013, prior to the company’s IPO in 2019.
“On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank Peter for his great commitment, dedication and valuable contributions over many years as our Lead Independent Director. We wish him all the best for the future,” said Daniel von Stockar, Chairman of the Board of SoftwareOne.