Mr. Chris Ouwinga is a Co-Founder and serves as Vice Chairman at Unit4. He co-founded UNIT4 in 1980. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he has been Chairman of the Management Board and also a member of the statutory Board of Directors since 1986. He is a Board Member of Unit4 Bedrijfssoftware and Board Observer of FinancialForce. Prior to that, he was responsible for various functional areas of the company, including the product and technical side of the business, with his appointment as Assistant Director in 1983. Under his leadership, UNIT4 has grown into one of Europe's leading suppliers of business software. On 3rd June 2013 he announced his intention to take the position of non-executive director and Chairman as from January 1st, 2014. Until then he will remain as President and joint CEO alongside José Duarte, who will become CEO at that date (pending approval by shareholders at an EGM in September 2013).