Senior Vice President, European Sales
Jean-Philippe (JP) Sohier is the SVP, European Sales at Sungard Availability Services, based out of the U.K. In his role he drives the Sales and Pre-Sales organizations in Europe where Sungard Availability Services operates mainly in the U.K., Ireland, France, Belux, Sweden and Poland.
An experienced EMEA executive leader having worked within the Telco and IT Services Industries, JP has over 28 years of experience in complex solutions sales, sales management and general management in IT services. JP's career includes 15 years data center solutions sales, six years of cloud services sales and three years selling smart and connected cities services.
Previously, JP was Chief Marketing Officer for Meeza, a data center & managed IT/cloud services provider in Qatar, owned by Qatar Foundation and Ooredoo. In this role, JP was responsible for sales, pre-sales and marketing in addition to definition, execution and management of the sales & marketing strategy of the company. Previous to his role at Meeza, JP worked at COLT Group, where he held responsibility for sales across 13 countries selling data center services, managed services and cloud services supporting both business divisions and indirect channels.
JP, a French citizen, holds an MBA from EDHEC Business School.