SUSE has a new CEO

SUSE changes its top executive

They just know that in the world's largest Linux-based company there is going to be a change of authorities. SUSE has a new CEO.

The news is good for linuxers, but not for fans of political correctness. A woman leaves and a man enters. But, he is a veteran of the Unix and Linux Universe.

SUSE has a new CEO

Melissa DiDonato, currently the chief executive of the firm, immediately leaves his position to "Start the next stage of his career" which can be true or a euphemism. With the corporate world you never know.

Until his replacement takes over, the role will be filled by CFO Andy Myers, who will also continue in his current position.

This will happen until May 2023, XNUMX when Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen will formally take up his duties.

The legacy of Melissa DiDonato

Di Mateo led SUSE's public offering of shares and increased its revenue by 60%.It also excellently positioned the company in the Kubernetes-based services market through the acquisition of a specialty company.

Currently SUSE, which has changed owners several times, is based in Luxembourg and posts revenue of $168,4 million and net profit of $6,19 million so far this year, leading to expectations of much better results than its performance. from the previous year.

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen

The new CEO's background includes paradoxes. youworked at SCO as director for Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, SCO was a Unix-based company that sued Novell for patent infringement. Novell was for many years the company behind SUSE Linux. He was also vice president and chief executive officer for Red Hat's North American division.

Until its purchase by IBM, Red Hat was the largest independent Linux-based company by volume.

Like it or not, the fate of the Linux world is increasingly in corporate hands. SUSE SA, a company based as we said in Luxembourg, has more than two thousand employees worldwide and boasts of having among its clients sixty percent of the five hundred largest companies according to Fortune magazine.

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