Efficy appoints Jan Ivar Borgersen as Chairman of the Board and enters a 2nd phase of its European expansion.
Brussels, 18 December 2020 – The Efficy Group, the European publisher of Customer Relationship Management solutions, is structuring its Board and appoints Jan Ivar Borgersen as Chairman of the Board.
Jan Ivar Borgersen has more than 30 years of experience from Board- and management positions in large multinational software companies. He built up, restructured and centralized several companies, as well as successfully completing numerous complex mergers. For 10 years he was a member of Visma Top Management and brought the company from being a pure Norwegian player to the position as a one of Europe’s leading software companies.
Jan Ivar joins Efficy’s board to enable the Brussels based CRM publisher to become the European champion. Over the last ten years, Efficy has acquired one company a year, in average, and the ambition is to reach €100M as turnovers in 2024.
“I have a long experience managing software companies including Mergers & Acquisitions. As Efficy’s expansion strategy is based on organic growth as well on external development, we thought I could bring some added value to the table.
My role as Chairman of the Board will be to support and challenge Cédric Pierrard in making the right choices and decisions. Cédric has a clear vision of what Efficy will be in the coming years. I’m convinced our discussions will be rich, dynamic and fertile“, says Jan Ivar Borgersen.
Having an independent Chairman of the Board, a strategic choice for Efficy
Jan Ivar Borgersen’s arrival will improve Efficy’s corporate governance structure. He will complete the Board, composed until now with Efficy founders, Fortino associates and Noshaq associates. Efficy’s ambition remains the same 53. Become 5 times bigger and represent 5% of the CRM market share in Europe in 2024.
“I’m very glad to welcome Jan Ivar as Chairman of The Board. I wanted someone capable to support us in these fast-growing times. Someone with experience in our field, in product development and even integration is extremely valuable. Jan Ivar is the right person for us and our current ambitions. We are already working together on the very next acquisitions we’ll realize in the upcoming weeks…”, concludes CEO of the Efficy Group.
Efficy is a software provider offering businesses (from start-up to key account) a complete, flexible and extended CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution that helps companies manage their Customer Relationship. Efficy has over 185,000 daily users in 33 countries.
Founded in 2005, the Efficy Group, works with companies from a wide variety of sectors: Banking (Belfius, BNP Paribas, Fortuneo), Insurance & Mutual insurance (Amma, Thélem), Social housing, Industry (CEA, Gradus, Poujoulat), Services, Tourism & Transport (Kinepolis, Geneva Tourism), Retail (La Redoute, Groupe Gautier), Local authorities & Chambers of commerce.
Headquartered in Brussels, Efficy has more than 240 employees in its 7 local offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Germany. Efficy was finalist for l’Entreprise de l’Année ® contest in Belgium in 2020.