Sopra Steria appoints Xavier Hürstel as Chief Transformation & People Management Officer

Paris, 25 September 2017: Sopra Steria has announced the appointment of Xavier Hürstel as Chief Transformation & People Management Officer. As such, he joins Sopra Steria’s Executive Committee and will assume Group-level management of the Transformation teams as well as the Human Resources and Communications departments. He will take on his new role on 6 November 2017.

“We are especially happy to welcome Xavier Hürstel on board. His proven track record in the field of organisational transformation and his insight into the challenges of digital technology are an undeniable asset to the Group’s strategic plan,” said Vincent Paris, Chief Executive Officer of Sopra Steria.

Xavier Hürstel, aged 48, has previously served as Chairman and CEO of PMU since 2014. A graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Paris-Dauphine University, he is also an alumnus of the École Nationale d’Administration. He began his career at the French Economy and Finance Ministry, then served at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels. He next served as an adviser to the French Finance Minister and Budget Minister, then as an adviser in the French Prime Minister’s cabinet, before joining PMU in 2008 as a director and Deputy CEO.