Appointment of a new non-executive director
Commenting on the new appointment, John Connolly, G4S chairman said:
“I am delighted to welcome Michel van der Bel to the board of G4S. Michel brings strong technology leadership experience gained in highly international businesses and a deep understanding of digital transformation in varying markets and industries, which will be very valuable to our board as we recognise the growing importance of technology to our strategy going forward.”
Michel has more than 21 years of leadership experience at Microsoft, playing a pivotal role in the company’s cultural transformation. As President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa business, Michel led more than 20,000 employees across 29 subsidiaries and 70 languages, during a time of profound corporate change.
Michel’s career at Microsoft started in 1999, when he became the General Manager of Microsoft Netherlands, then Microsoft International’s Vice President for Public Sector, concentrating on the implementation of a global public sector strategy. He then served as Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer in the Greater China Region before taking on the role of CEO of Microsoft UK. For the last 4 years, Michel led Microsoft EMEA. Michel holds a degree in electronics and an MBA from Henley Business School.
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