[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

HP has appointed Mike Nefkens, currently senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services (ES)—EMEA, to lead HP ES on an acting basis. John Visentin, who previously ran HP ES, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. Jean-Jacques (JJ) Charhon, senior vice president and chief financial officer of HP ES, was appointed chief operating officer for HP ES.

Mr. Charhon will focus on customer satisfaction and service delivery efficiency. He joined HP in 2010 as vice president of Finance for the Personal Systems Group. Mr. Charhon brings a decade of services experience in the technology sector from both General Electric (GE) and HP. At GE, he held a number of global leadership roles. In his new position, Mr. Charhon will report to Nefkens.

Mr. Nefkens will be responsible for driving growth for HP’s applications, business processing and outsourcing services. Mr. Nefkens has led successful customer IT transformations for some of HP’s largest services accounts. Prior to joining Electronic Data Systems (EDS), he spent 10 years with Holland Chemical International NV, where he held several executive positions in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the western United States. Nefkens will report to Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer, HP.