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Atos Origin

French giant Atos Origin has been tearing up the track. Not only did it run the Athens Olympics in 2004, but it also was selected to manage the info-tech systems for the Turin Winter Games in 2006, the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010, and the 2012 summer Olympics. Atos Origin's sales rocketed 75% to $6.5 billion in 2004, largely due to its acquisition of tech consultancy Sema Group from Schlumberger. Much credit also goes to strong management from Chairman and CEO Bernard Bourigeaud, who has kept Atos on a winning streak. Today, the company is one of the largest tech-services outfits in Europe.

Company Info

Revenues* $6.6 BILLION
Revenue Growth 74.7%
Return on Equity 0.7%
Total Return5.6%
Profits* $13.1 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Atos Origin SA operates as an information technology services company in France. It mainly provides these services and solutions in various countries covering consulting, systems integration, and managed operations. The group offers front-to-back office and end-to-end integrated services for clients across functional, technical, and geographic parameters. Atos Origin primarily operates in automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, retail, and financial services sectors. Its competitors include IBM Global Services, EDS, CSC, Accenture, Cap Gemini, and Ernst and Young. Atos Origin primarily operates in France, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, rest of EMEA, Americas, and Asia Pacific.

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Bernard Bourigeaud

Bernard Bourigeaud


Bernard A. J. Bourigeaud serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Atos Origin SA and has been a Member of Management Board since 1997. Mr. Bourigeaud is responsible for Central Europe and co-ordinating Managed Services of Atos Origin SA. He serves as the Chairman of the Management Board of Atos Origin B.V. (Netherlands). He is a qualified chartered accountant and has a degree in economics and management.