HP Gets Logica Exec As Head EESN Group

Hewlett Packard has hired former Logica executive Peter Ryan as the senior vice president for is ESSN business division in the EMEA market.

Ryan, who will head HP’s enterprise, servers, storage and networking (EESN) group, was previously the chief client officer at Logica, a job which he did for 10 months, The Register reports.

Before joining Logica, Ryan worked at Sun Microsystems for four years at various senior executive positions.

“In his new role he will be responsible for HP's aggressive growth plan across the ESSN portfolio. Peter joins HP from Logica ... where he served as Chief Client Officer with group responsibility for sales, marketing and innovation,” HP said in a statement, confirming the appointment.

Ryan replaces Frederic Dussart, who resigned from his position after only being three months on the job, which temporarily went to Johan Deschuyffeleer, who is the EMEA senior vice president for technology services.

He will have to work with Deschuyffeleer as HP moves to further integrate its technology products and services across all markets.

The new appointment is a part of HP’s efforts to shuffle the top management in its EMEA division. Only last month, the company appointed Chris Johnson, the former RSA general manager, as the vice president of storage in the EMEA market.