Northgate Information Solutions appoints Adel Al-Saleh as Group Chief Executive
28-Nov-2011 - [Northgate Information Solutions]
(London, 28 November 2011) Northgate Information Solutions, the leading international systems and outsourcing Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adel Al-Saleh as Group’s Chief Executive Officer. Adel will succeed Chris Stone, who previously announced his decision to leave the firm.
Adel, aged 48, is an experienced technology business leader who has worked across multiple industries and geographies. Prior to this appointment, Adel spent 5 years at IMS Health, a leading technology based analytics and services company for the healthcare industry, where he held several senior positions including president of EMEA, senior vice president Global Pharma Solutions, and president of US.
Prior to joining IMS Health in 2007, Adel spent 19 years at IBM, working his way up after joining as a systems engineer. Adel held several senior positions at IBM across the world, including general manager of Sales and Industries in the Group's European region, general manager Global Wireless Business, vice president of Communications Sector Americas (covering Telecommunications, Utilities, Media and Entertainment industries), and vice president EMEA Sales and Services Personal Systems Group.
Adel said: "I am delighted to accept this prestigious role. In the past few years Northgate has grown to become a global leader in HR outsourcing and systems, managed services and public sector systems. Under KKR's ownership it is poised to continue that development, build on recent acquisitions and consolidate the leadership positions it has taken in its chosen sectors."
Todd Fisher, Northgate's Chairman, added: “We are very pleased to have persuaded Adel to join us. His successful track record at IBM and IMS Health speaks for itself. He is a technology business leader through and through and we feel he is exactly the man to build on Northgate's successful track record and work with its talented management team to deliver growth in this demanding environment. I look forward to working with him."
Adel is married and has four children. His hobbies include fitness training, cooking, the performing arts, and he plays an active role in improving education standards.
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