GBS Announces CEO Appointment

July 16, 2013 – Woodstock, GA – GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX), a global software and services company specializing in Application Modernization, Mobility and Infrastructure Management announced that Mr. Joerg Ott will replace Mr. Gary MacDonald as Chief Executive Officer. 

In July 2012 it was announced that Mr. MacDonald, then EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer, had been named Interim CEO as Mr. Ott stepped down from the role of CEO due to personal commitments, while he continued to be Chairman of the Board. 

With Mr. MacDonald's tenure as Interim CEO coming to an end, the company decided to re-appoint Mr. Ott as CEO. Mr. Ott also continues as the CEO of GROUP Business Software AG, GBS' European business in Germany. 

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX) is the world's leading provider of expertise and solutions for the IBM Notes and Domino platform. GBS enables organizations with investments in Notes and Domino infrastructure to effectively respond to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, while lowering costs and increasing returns on these investments. GBS helps customers understand and evaluate their cur-rent infrastructure and application environments, formulate strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions that meet current and future business needs.

GBS has over 5,000 customers spread across 90 countries and 150 partners worldwide. GBS resources are available at 12 locations across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit

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