Press Release: May 02, 2011
Topics: Financial

HP Appoints Yves de Talhouët to Lead Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced Yves de Talhouët has been appointed senior vice president, Enterprise Business, and managing director for HP Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

De Talhouët, managing director of HP France since 2006, succeeds Jan Zadak, who recently was named executive vice president, Enterprise Business Sales and Marketing, HP. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, de Talhouët reports to Zadak, effective immediately.

De Talhouët will be responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio to drive the Instant-On Enterprise in EMEA. He also will chair the region’s leadership team, bringing together the full range of HP’s solutions across cloud and connectivity for both enterprise and consumer audiences.

“Yves delivered strong growth for HP France and personally led many of HP’s most significant client engagements in the EMEA region,” said Zadak. “His exceptional leadership and track record in delivering innovative solutions to the market make him the right leader to execute HP’s strategy to provide seamless, secure, context-aware experiences in the connected world.”

De Talhouët joined HP in 2006, having previously held a variety of international senior management positions during more than 25 years in the technology industry.

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