Linaro appoints Guy Berruyer Chairman
Cambridge, UK; October 27, 2015
Linaro Ltd, the collaborative engineering organisation developing open source software for the ARM® architecture, today announced that Guy Berruyer has been appointed to the position of Chairman of the Linaro Board.
Mr Berruyer, formerly CEO of Sage Group Plc, a FTSE 100 multi-national software company, assumed the post of Chairman at the Linaro Board meeting held on Thursday 8 October.
“Linaro has seen significant growth since its founding in 2010 and we are constantly encountering new opportunities and challenges,” said George Grey, Linaro CEO. “I look forward to working with Guy to build on and accelerate this growth to realise Linaro’s full long-term potential.”
“Linaro has a strong track record, unique engineering organisation, major contribution to open source software for the ARM architecture, and innovative business model that are generating a number of very interesting growth opportunities,” said Guy Berruyer, Linaro Board Chairman. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to help guide the Linaro executive team to drive the company forward in its goal to bring even more business success to the Linaro members.”
Mr Berruyer, a French national, with a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School has operational and M&A experience across all continents. He joined Sage as CEO France in 1997 and was appointed to the SAGE Group Board in January 2000 and to the position of CEO in 2010, which he held until retiring in November 2014. His early career was spent with US and European software and hardware vendors in Sales, Marketing and general management roles. He has held a number of directorships and is currently a non-executive director on the Board of Meggitt PLC and a member of the University of Southampton’s governing body, the University Council.
Linaro is leading collaboration on open source development in the ARM ecosystem. The company has over 250 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Linaro is distribution neutral: it wants to provide the best software foundations to everyone by working upstream, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low level fragmentation. The effectiveness of the Linaro approach has been demonstrated by Linaro’s growing membership, and by Linaro consistently being listed as one of the top five company contributors, worldwide, to Linux kernels since 3.10.
To ensure commercial quality software, Linaro’s work includes comprehensive test and validation on member hardware platforms. The full scope of Linaro engineering work is open to all online. To find out more, please visit http://www.linaro.org and http://www.96Boards.org.