updated 5/19/2011 4:45:42 AM ET 2011-05-19T08:45:42

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- May 1st, 2011 Chairman of the Board Ib Kunoe has named Thomas Honore to serve as Chief Executive Officer in Columbus IT. Thomas Honore has been appointed to continue the current strategy and secure future growth and expansion.

CEO Thomas Honore, 41 years, has held several general management positions at Oracle Denmark since 2005, latest as Vice President and CEO. Previously, Thomas Honore has been filling out various top positions in IBM throughout a seven year span.

Columbus IT Chairman of the Board Ib Kunoe bids Thomas Honore welcome in the company and looks forward to his involvement in implementing the overall strategy.

"It is with great satisfaction I welcome Thomas Honore to the Columbus team. He has a pronounced implementation ability and vast knowledge with driving software development. When you combine this with his experience in solution sales and consultancy you quickly learn that he matches the Columbus IT strategy perfectly. I consider Thomas a very strong asset in securing future growth and expansion for the company," says Chairman of the Board, Ib Kunoe.

Chairman of the Board Ib Kunoe said that the Columbus IT board unanimously selected Honore based on his track record leading a complex organization, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities.

"Thomas Honore came to our attention because of his strong execution skills, his proven talent to lead top performing teams and his track record in pushing shareholder value. We are impressed by Thomas' open and straight forward leadership style, his understanding of the role of culture in a company's success and his personal integrity. Additionally, his direct and clear-cut leadership style has won the respect of employees, customers and investors," says Chairman of the Board, Ib Kunoe.

Continuing the overall strategy

The hiring of Thomas Honore is not about making big changes in the organisation – on the contrary. The new CEO will continue the already planned strategy for Columbus IT in order to accelerate Columbus IT's performance and strengthening Columbus IT's leadership position as the biggest Microsoft Dynamics partner globally.

"I am very happy to join Columbus IT as CEO and to implement the planned strategy. With its approximately 1000 employees and a yearly revenue of around DKK 1 billion the company has a strong foundation for growth and further international expansion. It is my assessment that Columbus IT has a clear-cut strategy and that the company is ready to grow with focus on the Industry Specific Solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics – a segment where Columbus IT today is the global leader," says CEO of Columbus IT, Thomas Honore.

Thomas Honore lives in Lyngby, Copenhagen with his two kids.

Claus E. Hansen who has been in Columbus IT for four years left Columbus IT as of the end of April 2011.

For more information, please contact
Chairman of the Board Ib Kunoe, Columbus IT
Mobile +45 45 86 80 77
CEO Thomas Honore, Columbus IT
E-mail:  tgh@dk.columbusit.com
Mobile:  +45 29 69 09 90

About Columbus IT

Columbus IT operates as a software and service company in the market for integrated business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics primarily to the retail, food and industrial equipment manufacturing (IEM) industries. Columbus IT is one of the leading Microsoft Dynamics consulting companies, employing more than 1,000 staff operating in more than 25 countries and with a total customer base of more than 5,000 companies. Read more at www.columbusit.com .


Press Release Thomas Honore New CEO.pdf 

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