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Cognos Appoints Philippe Duranton SVP, Human Resources


Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, today announced the appointment of Philippe Duranton as senior vice president, human resources, effective April 16. Mr. Duranton will be responsible for leading the company’s worldwide human resources organization.

Mr. Duranton joins Cognos with over 17 years of experience in global human resources management and development, including senior positions with Gemplus, Vivendi Universal and Thales. Prior to joining Cognos, Mr. Duranton served as senior executive vice president, human resources, at Gemplus, a leading company in digital security. Earlier, he served as senior executive vice president, general affairs, at Vivendi Universal TV and Film Group. Mr. Duranton also served in various senior human resources roles during his time at Thales, a world leader in defense, aerospace, security and services.

“Philippe is a seasoned and pragmatic human resources leader, who brings to Cognos a depth of experience in diverse international markets,” said Rob Ashe, Cognos president and chief executive officer. “Philippe understands how important our people are to our company, and what it takes to drive global leadership in the technology industry. I am also pleased that Philippe will apply his depth of experience as a key executive sponsor for our emerging business with Cognos 8 Workforce Performance. He will be a tremendous addition to our team.”


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