Berruyer joined Sage Group in 1997 to run its French operations. He took over the position from Pierre-Yves Morlet, who was the founder of Ciel, the French software business that Sage acquired in 1992.
Previously he held the position of Country Manager and then European Director for the US software company Intuit. Prior employment included the French software company Groupe Bull where he was director of marketing until 1990 and Claris, where he created the French division and grew into the role of European manager until 1994. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Sage in January 2000. Currently he has responsibility for Mainland European operators and operations in Asia.
Mainland Europe represented the circa 70% of Sage's European revenues in the year to September 2009 and circa 60% of its profits. Europe was the largest region in terms of sales and profitability for Sage in 2009, generating £763 million of revenues and an EBITA profit of £192 million. This compares with the North American divisions revenues of £576 million and EBITA profit of £105 million with the rest of the world generating revenues of £100 million and EBITA profit of £24 million.
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