Tech multinational Computacenter has appointed Christian Jehle as chief financial officer and executive director.

The Experian plc UK&I CFO will succeed Tony Conophy, who has notified the listed business based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire that he will be retiring after 

Jehle will join Computacenter between 24th March 2023 and 1st July 2023 from his current role as chief financial officer and executive director for the UK & Ireland division of Experian plc.

Jehle started his career as a graduate at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, and prior to joining Experian, held a number of commercial and finance roles at Accenture, First Data International and SAP SE.

“We are delighted to appoint Christian in the role of chief financial officer,” said CEO Mike Norris. “His career to date has been characterised by leading transformations of finance functions to ensure that they are best in class and fit for purpose for continually expanding and changing businesses. 

“The board and I look forward to working with him as we continue to further develop our finance function as the needs of our business change and ensure that it remains in a position to best support and enable the continued growth of our business.

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“It is hard to overstate the contribution that Tony Conophy has made during his time at Computacenter, following his appointment as the group’s CFO in 1998. I would personally like to thank Tony for his wise counsel, unwavering support and exceptional service during that time. 

“It has been a great privilege to have worked closely alongside him, and on behalf of the board and employees across the group, I would like to wish him all the very best for his upcoming retirement.”

Computacenter recently forecasted a smaller increase in earnings this year following two “exceptional years of growth”. 

The FTSE 250 firm benefited during COVID-19 from the transition to work-from-home as corporations and public sector organisations sought IT equipment and services.

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