Novell appoints new Chairman and President in EMEA

February 2, 2002

Novell names Gerard Van Kemmel as chairman of Novell EMEA and former SUSE chief Richard Seibt as EMEA President

WALTHAM, Massachusetts

Novell announced today that, effective February 1st 2004, Gerard Van Kemmel - president Novell-EMEA - assumes the role of chairman, Novell, EMEA.
Richard Seibt, formerly chief executive officer, SUSE Linux and president of Novell's SUSE Linux business unit, will assume operating responsibility for Novell-EMEA and as such will be responsible for all day-to-day operations.
Richard Seibt brings with him considerable experience in the IT industry and is well known in the Linux world. "Richard Seibt's knowledge of the SUSE operations should enable integration to take place quickly and smoothly. This nomination shows our commitment to Novell's Open Source and Linux strategy," said Messman.
After leading Novell EMEA successfully for more than two years, Gerard Van Kemmel as chairman will help Novell set its strategy, particularly in developing its relationships with government institutions, large System Integrators and strategic clients.
"Novell is very fortunate to have two strong leaders to guide Novell's growth in EMEA as we transition Novell into the Linux market.", said Jack Messman.

Richard Seibt (President Novell EMEA) / Gerard Van Kemmel (Chairman Novell EMEA)
Richard Seibt, President Novell EMEAGerard Van Kemmel, Chairman Novell EMEA
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