Arnaud Laprévote appointed as Mandriva CEO

Mandriva today announced that its board of directors has named Arnaud Laprévote on the 24th of March to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Arnaud Laprévote succeeds Stanislas Bois. Arnaud will surround himself with Hervé Yahi, Chief Stategic Officer and Stanislas Bois, Chief Financial Officer at Mandriva.

Arnaud Laprévote will also hold the position of Chief Technical Officer and of Director of Research and Development.

From 1990 to 1996, he worked at the Institut of Data Processing of the Technical University of Darmstadt, at the TeleDiffusion of France Research Center as head of digital electronics laboratory. He, then, worked at Thomson Multimedia R&D France as the leader of the Advanced Television and Multimedia Group. He holds various patents related to digital electronics and video processing.

In 1996, he created Free&ALter Soft, which became Linbox FAS in 2001 when it acquired the assets of the Linbox startup. The Linbox Rescue Server software was created in this environment and is now used massively in industry and administrations in France. Linbox FAS was bought by Mandriva in 2007.
Arnaud joined Mandriva in 2007, when Linbox was acquired by Mandriva and he was dedicated to the management of Mandriva group’s Research and Development projects.

Arnaud has graduated from ENSMM “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques de Besançon”, and from ENSERG “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et de Radio-électricité de Grenoble”. He also holds a Master of accousto-opto-electronics and vibration from the Franche-Comté University.

About Mandriva:
Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of Mandriva Linux, an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to all users, the company offers a full range of products and services to individuals, enterprises and government organizations. Mandriva products are available online in 80 languages and in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels. Headquartered in Paris, France, the company is publicly traded on the Euronext Marche Libre.

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