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Sage appoints CEO from within to replace Walker

Simon Quicke

Sage has concluded the search for a CEO by choosing an internal candidate to replace the outgoing Paul Walker who leaves the vendor later this year.

Guy Berruyer, who is currently CEO of Sage's mainland Europe and Asia operations, has been handed the chance to take the hot seat and add CEO to his 13 year CV with the vendor.

Walker announced that he was stepping down from the accountancy and CRM software specialist back in April and will stay on as CEO until 1 October and then leave the firm in December.

Anthony Hobson, chairman of the Sage Group, said that Berruyer had experience in international markets and would help deliver the global growth that the company was looking for: "He has a clear and knowledgable view of how Sage should develop and great ambition for the Group".

Walker backed the choice of his successor and again thanked his colleagues and the channel for the support he had been given in his 26 year stint at the vendor.

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