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Jan Jaap Kolleman new CEO of SDL Tridion

Amsterdam, 3 October 2008 – SDL Tridion, a leading global provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software solutions and a division of SDL, today announces the appointment of Jan Jaap Kolleman as new CEO of SDL Tridion.
Kolleman comes to SDL Tridion from Exact Software, where he held a number of senior positions in general management. His last position was Managing Director of the largest operating company of Exact Software, a software company headquartered in the Netherlands with revenues over USD 350 million. Prior to Exact Software, Kolleman was commercial director at Sylis Netherlands, a full provider of IT services. Kolleman said: “I’m delighted to be joining SDL Tridion at such an exciting time. I look forward to continuing the growth of the company through expanding our operations worldwide and making strategic acquisitions.”

Kolleman will be replacing Pieter Varkevisser, who is stepping down after over four years. The outgoing CEO explains, “During the last 18 quarters, we have been able to grow SDL Tridion into a global leader in Web Content Management, with over 500 customers and global operations in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. As part of the SDL group, with its strong product suite and excellent growth and profitability track record, SDL Tridion is very well positioned towards capturing further market share around the globe.”

Mark Lancaster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SDL commented: “SDL Tridion’s award winning technology for managing global web content represents a very successful and key element within the broader SDL Global Information Management (GIM) strategy. We continue to see strong market adoption of GIM by leading global companies, as well as traction for the integrated global WCM solution from SDL Tridion. I am confident that, with Jan Jaap Kolleman, we have found an excellent new CEO with the right experience and drive to capture the substantial growth opportunity for SDL Tridion. I would like to thank Pieter Varkevisser for the strong contribution he has made to SDL Tridion over the past 4 years.”

Contact SDL Tridion
Becky Kiely / Sarah Martinez
T: +44 (0)845 370 0655

About SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion is a global leader in Web Content Management (WCM) solutions. Our enterprise class WCM solution enables organisations to deliver a consistent, interactive and highly targeted customer experience, in multiple languages, across multiple Web sites and channels.

In addition to content creation, management, translation, delivery and archiving solutions, SDL Tridion provides brand management, targeted communication, multi-channel delivery and visitor interaction capabilities.
More than 500 organisations rely on SDL Tridion solutions, including well-known global brands such as ABN AMRO, BBVA, Canon, Emirates, KLM, Lexus, Renault, Ricoh, Sanofi-Aventis, Scania, Toyota, Unilever and Yamaha. SDL Tridion has offices and partners throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about SDL Tridion, please visit

SDL Tridion is a division of SDL, the leader in global information management (GIM) solutions. For more information about SDL, please visit

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