In this newly created role, Holst reports to Mark Cullinane, chief operating officer, and is based in TEMENOSâ Luxembourg office. Jean Michel Hilsenkopf will continue to head up Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEMEA), including France, Spain and Portugal, while Holst will assume responsibility for developing the business across the rest of continental Europe, including Holland. Costa Christodoulou remains regional director for northern Europe, including the UK, Ireland, Channel Isles, Scandinavia, Baltic and CIS territories.
Holst comments: âIâve seen TEMENOS continue to achieve significant growth and gain market share against its competitors, becoming a true market leader in core banking. My aim is to focus on delivering against our customersâ requirements in the CEE region and continue to expand the companyâs offerings.â
Holst has over 20 years of sales and general management experience in the banking software and IT industry. Previously, he was worldwide sales director and member of the board at Misys plc Banking Systems from 2001, having originally headed up the companyâs European operations since 1996. Holst began his career with Nixdorf Computer AG, where he held various sales and marketing positions. He is a German national and holds degrees in electronics and business economics from the University of Cologne.
Andreas Andreades, CEO, TEMENOS, adds: âAlthough we are achieving a great deal of success, there remains the significant potential for further growth in our marketplace. The new role plays an important part in helping us realise this by creating our fifth geographic region and expanding our management resources. This reinforces our strategy to continue investing in our business and ensure customers can benefit from our exceptional products and support services.â
TEMENOS has an international client-base of over 500 financial institutions and continues to attract global tier 1 and regional banks as a result of its superior products, TEMENOS T24 and TEMENOSâ¢ COREBANKING.