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Getronics shuffles management pack following acquisition

The sale of Getronics last month by Bottega has been quickly followed by a reshuffle of the firm's senior management

Getronics has moved quickly to shuffle its senior management following last month's acquisition by Bottega.

The firm is looking to double in size to €1bn and has appointed Nana Baffour as Group CEO and chairman.

Former CEO Mark Cook has been appointed as vice chairman of the Getronics Group Board of Management and will be looking after strategic planning and mastermind its future M&A activity. Closer to home Paul Fox has been given the chance to have an impact on the UK as CEO.

Baffour is the majority shareholder in Bottega and has plenty of experience in the IT world having made several investments in the US and South America. He thanked Cook for the work that had been done getting the firm into its current state.

"Getronics has radically transformed over his tenure into a digital ready technology company and he, and his team, have made five key strategic acquisitions enabling this transformation,”said Baffour.

At the same time Fox, who had been running new business sales at Getronics UK, was given the chance to run the show here and help deliver the growth that the new owners are looking for.

"We have entered a new and exciting chapter in our history and we plan to expand substantially by building on our strong track record and capabilities. Our renewed vision will be achieved through a firm focus on the relationships we have with customers and partners, as we seek to build on the business transformation capabilities we can offer them," said Baffour.

“We have true scale in our key markets, and an IT services portfolio capable of serving the most complex and dynamic customers as technology evolution continues to shape our changing world. Our new sense of purpose, and the senior team we have created to deliver on our vision, makes Getronics well poised to grow rapidly,” he added.

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