– Issy-les-Moulineaux (92), Wednesday, September 2 2015 –
French Independent Software Vendor which develops and markets software solutions dedicated to the management of corporate unified communication services,
is pleased to announce the appointment of Edouard de Fonclare as its CEO.
Edouard de Fonclare has over 25 years of experience in developing profit centers for hardware and software vendors, telecoms operators and system integrators.
He began his career in 1985 at HP France. After spending nearly seven years with Cisco and two more with Juniper Networks, Edouard de Fonclare joined Spie Communications in 2002, taking charge of the Services, Networks & Infrastructures business unit.
Five years later, he was appointed national sales director at Completel before taking over as head of Partner Sales and Alliances at Avaya France in spring 2009 and then being named their CEO France and Iberia at the end of the following year.
We have known each other for nearly 20 years
“Having acquired solid experience in developing profit centers in the sprawling world of corporate communication technologies and services, Edouard possesses a wide range of skills, both in leadership and team management and through his acute understanding of the complex and ever-changing environment in which we operate. In taking up the operational reins at Kurmi Software he will offer a seamless continuation of the work carried out over the last four years by his predecessor Abdel Kander, to whom I would like to pay tribute today by honoring the remarkable job he performed at the head of Kurmi Software, which has gone from being nothing more than a start-up to a leading player in its market. Abdel has chosen to embark on a new adventure in his career while continuing to offer his services to Kurmi Software as a Product Strategy Advisor.”
“In the space of a few short years, Kurmi Software has become an undisputed leader on the international corporate unified communications and digital resources management scene. An innovative and agile publisher, Kurmi Software has limitless development potential, and I am delighted to be taking up my position as CEO alongside a team of many specialized talents,” commented Edouard de Fonclare.
Edouard de Fonclare, 53, is a graduate of the Audiencia School of Management and has an MBA from Jacksonville University, Florida.