Nomination date / latest renewal: 10/05/2017
Expiration term: AGM 2020
Bernard Bourigeaud is behind the creation and development of one of the world’s largest IT services and payments groups, Axime, which was formed in 1991 following the mergers with SITB, Sodinforg and Segin. He transformed the company through a strong growth policy: creating Atos following the acquisition of Sligos in 1996; merging Atos with Origin in November 2000; acquiring KPMG Consulting in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in 2002; buying out Schlumberger Sema in 2003; and finally, acquiring Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC) in 2006.
When Bernard Bourigeaud stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Atos Origin, the company had annual revenues of €5.6 billion and employed over 55,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Prior to launching Axime, he spent 11 years at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells where he headed the company’s management consultancy business, and subsequently all French operations. Before that, he held a number of general management positions over a period of eight years at the Continental Grain group, including five years in the United Kingdom. He began his career at CIC and Price Waterhouse. He is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a degree in economics and management.
Bernard Bourigeaud is currently Chairman of BJB Consulting, a consultancy firm founded in January 2008. He is also a private investor in several European technology companies, which he guides in their development.
Since January 2010, he has been an operating partner of Advent International. He advises Advent on investment opportunities in the technology, financial services and corporate services sectors. In December 2011, he was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Oberthur Technologies SA, a company he invested in jointly with Advent. Oberthur Technologies SA is the second-largest manufacturer of smart cards worldwide.
Bernard Bourigeaud is also a director of several publicly traded companies, including CGI in Canada and Automic in Austria. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Jefferies, a New York investment bank.
In the summer of 2011, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
He is a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris and an affiliate professor.
Bernard Bourigeaud is Chairman of CEPS (Center for Long-Term Strategic Studies), an international and independent think tank. He is an advisor to the National Committee of French Foreign Trade. In 2004, he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
In addition to his duties for Atos Origin and its subsidiaries, Bernard Bourigeaud has also served as a member of the boards of Business Objects, SNT (a subsidiary of KPMG), Hagemeyer in the Netherlands, Neopost, Tibco Software in California, and CCMX.
For two years, he was a member of the of the French National Economic Commission. In 2008 and 2009, he held the role of senior advisor for Apax in France.