Hervé Couturier is Executive Vice President of Research & Development in Amadeus. Since 2012, he heads up the 5,000-strong software development organisation across its 16 different sites worldwide.
Hervé has over 25 years of international software development experience from previous high-profile roles. Before joining Amadeus, Hervé was Executive Vice President of SAP AG’s Technology Group and SAP Research. He has held various management positions at a range of different IT companies including Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence solutions, now part of SAP, S1 Corporation, a provider of software for financial and payment services, and XRT, a European treasury management software company, now part of the Sage Group PLC. He began his career at IBM in 1982, where he held various engineering and business positions through until 1997.
Hervé also serves as a board member for SimCorp A/S, a Danish software company.
A French citizen, Hervé holds both an engineering degree and a Master of Science degree from the École Centrale Paris in France.