Sopra Steria Group announces the appointment of Laurent Giovachini as Deputy CEO

Paris, 2 July 2015: The Board of Directors of Sopra Steria Group, at its meeting held on 25 June 2015 chaired by Pierre Pasquier, approved the appointment of Laurent Giovachini as Deputy CEO on the recommendation of its Nomination, Ethics and Governance Committee.

Laurent Giovachini, 53 years old, is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and ENSTA engineering schools and holds the French military rank of ingénieur général de l’armement (engineer general in the military corps of engineers).

Over the course of his career, he has notably served as staff technical advisor to former French prime minister Lionel Jospin, deputy chief of civilian and military staff to defence minister Alain Richard and deputy to the head of the French defense procurement agency.

He was Senior Director at the consulting firm AlixPartners from 2009 to 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of CS Systèmes d’Information from 2011 to 2013. After joining the Sopra Steria group’s Executive Committee in 2013, he became General Secretary in 2014.

Under the terms of this appointment, which takes effect immediately, Laurent Giovachini joins John Torrie in assisting CEO Vincent Paris in the operational implementation of Sopra Steria Group’s strategic plan.