Mandriva Acquires New CEO

Apr 08, 2010

The Mandriva project has selected Arnaud Laprévote as its CEO. He replaces Stanislas Bois who is taking over as the firm's CFO.

Arnaud Laprévote came to Mandriva by an interesting route. His Free&ALter Soft company founded in 1996 became part of Linbox as Linbox FAS in 2001. Linbox, in turn, was acquired by Mandriva in 2007.

Starting off as R&D manager, Laprévote has now been promoted to CEO by Mandriva's board of directors. He will also hold the CTO and director of R&D positions.

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