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Open Tech CEO Roles - EMEA as of June 30th 2018

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These tech companies are looking for CEOs:

  • UK:  BT Group plc, IDE Group Holdings, Brady Plc, Imaginatik plc.
  • Sweden:  Mycronic AB, Cherry AB, Pricer AB
  • Finland: Incap Oyj, Digitalist Group Plc, Efecte 
  • Other: VEON, Netherlands; TDC A/S, Denmark; Escher Group Holdings, Ireland 

More details below.

BT Group plc, United Kingdom, June 2018 - BT Group announced that CEO Gavin Patterson will be stepping down later in the year 2018 and that the Board has commenced a search to identify his successor.

VEON, Netherlands, March 2018 - CEO Jean-Yves Charlier is leaving the company. The Supervisory Board is undertaking a search for a new CEO.

TDC A/S, Denmark, May 2018 - Pernille Erenbjerg will resign as Group CEO and President, and hence is prepared to support the new owners in a transition period until a new Group CEO has been appointed.

Mycronic AB, Sweden, February 2018 - Lena Olving will leave as President and CEO during 2019. The process to find a successor has begun. 

Cherry AB, Sweden, May 2018 - Anders Holmgren as CEO and President, will leave the company and the Cherry Group. Gunnar Lind is acting CEO and will remain in this position to ascertain that the group develops according to plan until a permanent CEO is appointed.

Pricer AB, Sweden, April 2017 - CFO Helena Holmgren has been appointed acting CEO until a new CEO has been recruited. 

IDE Group Holdings, United Kingdom, March 2018 - IDE Group Holdings plc announced that Andy Ross, CEO, has resigned from the company and is stepping down with immediate effect. Julian Phipps, CFO, will assume the role of COO in addition to his CFO duties and additionally the Board intends to further strengthen the Board in due course.

Incap Oyj, Finland, June 2018 - President and CEO Vesa Mäkelä will leave his position. Mr. Otto Pukk has been appointed as the interim CEO. Along with the duty of the Group's CEO Otto Pukk will continue to act also as the managing director of Incap's subsidiary in Estonia.

Brady Plc, UK, September 2016 - After nine years CEO Gavin Lavelle has decided to pursue new opportunities. Ian Jenks will assume operational control of the company as executive chairman. 

Digitalist Group Plc, Finland, June 2018 - The company's CEO Ville Tolvanen resigned as a member of the Board upon his own request.

Escher Group Holdings, Ireland, January 2018 - Escher Group Holdings plc announced that it has been notified by Liam Church, Chief Executive, that he will retire. During the next few months, Liam will work with the Board to ensure an orderly handover to a replacement CEO.

Efecte, Finland, May 2018 - The company has started the search for a new CEO aiming for an orderly CEO change by the end of the year. If necessary, the CFO Hannu Nyman will act as the CEO during the possible transition period.

Imaginatik plc, United Kingdom, June 2018 - CEO, Ralph Welborn has left the Company with immediate effect without compensation.

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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