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SUSE appoints Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen as new CEO


SUSE has announced that the Company’s Supervisory Board has appointed Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen as new CEO starting on May 1st 2023 to lead SUSE during its next phase of accelerated profitable growth.

A veteran of the enterprise software industry, Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen has spent nearly two decades at Red Hat, a global leader in open source solutions. Since joining Red Hat in 2004, he has held various senior management positions overseeing sales, marketing and operations, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America, and before that of APAC.

Melissa Di Donato, the current CEO, has decided to step down as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.

Incoming CEO at SUSE, Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, said, “I would like to thank the Supervisory Board for the opportunity to join as CEO, and also Melissa who has led the company through a significant period of transformation and growth.”

To facilitate the transition, CFO Andy Myers has been appointed interim CEO in addition to his role as CFO.


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