Neckarsulm/Roissy-en-France, 23 September 2020 – Jacques Théfo, President of Inmac Wstore shall be handing over his role to a new leadership duo as part of a planned transition on 01 October 2020. His successors, Isabelle Allegaert and Laurent Courteaud, both bring with them several years of experience in leadership positions at the IT e-commerce specialist located in Roissy-en-France. Inmac Wstore has been part of the Bechtle Group since 2018 and is one of the leading IT providers for enterprises and the public sector in France, employing 500 staff and generating revenues of €477m in the 2019 fiscal year.
“We are delighted to be able to have in place a strong duo to continue the tradition of successful management at Inmac Wstore. Isabelle Allegaert and Laurent Courteaud are taking over the reins at a strategically outstanding and dynamically developing player in the French IT market. We are extremely grateful for Jacques Théfo’s excellent work leading Inmac Wstore. He has had a significant impact on the company and played a major role in its impressive success over the past few years,” says Jürgen Schäfer, COO IT E-Commerce, Bechtle AG. “Jacques is one of the most remarkable people I’ve had the privilege of knowing in the IT industry.”
Jacques Théfo, 63, can look back on a 30-year career in IT. He has been at the helm of Inmac Wstore since 2010 when the company merged with competitor, Misco France, a company he had been CEO of since 2006 and where he had already held a series of leadership positions since the early 1990s. The expert in finance has also worked for Ford Credit and Ikea. After being acquired by Bechtle, he very quickly positioned Inmac Wstore as an active partner of the 23 IT e-commerce subsidiaries within the Bechtle Group.
“It has been a great honour to be able to head up this unique company and drive our progress every day. We have achieved so much together and have set the course for a strong future. I would like to extend my warmest thanks to all customers, partners and colleagues for their trust, loyalty and inspiring collaboration over the years,” says Jacques Théfo, President, Inmac Wstore.
Two very experienced leaders in the shape of Isabelle Allegaert, marketing director with 12-years’ experience of the company, and sales director Laurent Courteaud will take on shared responsibility for Inmac Wstore. Isabelle Allegaert, 54, has been working for decades in the IT industry and has held numerous roles ranging from vendor management to sales and strategic marketing. Her future co-CEO is Laurent Courteaud, 47, an expert in the design and development of digital business processes and services. He began his career at Misco before making the switch to Inmac Wstore in 2010 where he has been holding several strategic roles, including a spell at the former parent company, Systemax. In addition to sales, he is also responsible for new business development and shall be taking on the position of president within the twin leadership role.