Kathleen Clark has worked at Sopra Steria Group for over 20 years. She is currently Director of Corporate Development.
After graduating with a Master’s degree in arts and literature from the University of California (Irvine), she began her career in teaching in the United States. In 1998, she left Silicon Valley for France, where she joined Sopra, working in the Communications Department. She served as Director of Investor Relations from 2002 to 2015. In that role, she forged solid relationships between the Group’s executive bodies and a range of increasingly international shareholders.
Kathleen Clark was also involved in the successful spin-off of Axway, which generates half of its revenue in the United States. She joined Axway’s Board of Directors in 2011 and has served as its Deputy Chairman since 2013. This role therefore promotes strategic harmonisation between the two groups.
As Deputy Director of Sopra GMT since 2012, she made a significant contribution to the success of the merger between Sopra and Steria in 2014. In 2015, she was appointed Director of Corporate Development for the new Group, where she oversees acquisition opportunities to complement the business portfolio in line with the Group’s strategy. She is also involved in a number of the Group’s corporate initiatives, in particular those addressing issues of fairness, anti-corruption measures, ethics and employee share ownership.Kathleen Clark was first appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. She was named as the permanent representative of Sopra GMT in 2014 and has chaired the Nomination, Governance, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Committee ever since. In this role, her long experience within the Group and its governing bodies, her knowledge of the financial markets, her commitment to social and societal issues and her communication skills all contribute to the sound governance of Sopra Steria.