After leading the solutions endeavor of Ricoh Production Printing for several years, Benoit Chatelard is now heading the Production Printing Business Group in Europe. He was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, promoted from General Manager Asia Pacific in Singapore. Prior to Ricoh, Benoit Chatelard worked at IBM for 21 years predominantly in sales roles, starting in France. In 1998, he moved to South Africa as Executive Director in charge of the Business Partners, the small and medium businesses market and Direct Marketing. In 2000, while located in Vienna, he took on the role of growing IBM’s business in emerging markets and started managing the IBM Business Partners network for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. From 2002 to 2004, Benoit Chatelard led the IBM Printing Systems Division for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2004, he was named Director of Production Printing Solutions segment, EMEA; then named Director of IBM Printing Systems Division, Southwest Europe. With the creation of the Joint Venture between Ricoh and IBM, in 2007, Benoit Chatelard was appointed Vice President, Sales, EMEA, for InfoPrint Solution Company. A graduate engineer in electronics, Benoit Chatelard studied at the EMLYON Business School in France, where he earned his MBA.