Additionally, Alexander Ribbink will step down as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management Board of TomTom on his own request “to pursue other interests outside TomTom”, said the Dutch company.
Tele Atlas will propose to appoint Bill Henry as new CEO. Bill Henry has more than 20 years of management experience running global technology companies. Formerly, he was COO at iSOFT where he oversaw the company’s merger with IBA Health in 2007. Before that he held the position of CEO of Star Technology Services, provider of messaging security services.a division of Message Labs Group. He has also held executive roles at PeopleSoft, Bellcore/Telcordia Technologies, Sprint and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).
Ribbink joined TomTom in 2003 to lead TomTom’s marketing when the company launched the TomTom GO, its first personal Navigation Device (PND), on the European market. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2004.