Kinaxis Announces New Chair of the Board and Board Member

Kinaxis® Inc. (TSX: KXS), a global leader in end-to-end supply chain orchestration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Courteau as Chair as well as the appointment of José Duarte to the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Courteau joined the Kinaxis board in 2016, serving as a director on both the company’s Audit and Compensation Committees. An accomplished senior executive with extensive experience leading new business initiatives and achieving growth objectives with some of the world’s foremost companies, Courteau will continue to serve as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.

Mr. Duarte comes to Kinaxis with over 30 years of senior leadership experience, including CEO positions at Infovista, Infinitas Learning and Unit 4. Duarte also held multiple leadership roles at SAP including President, Global Services and Corporate Officer, President EMEA and India, and President, Latin America. Duarte currently serves as Chairperson at ProAlpha and is a non-executive director at Hallo.

“Bob’s support and contributions to the company have been invaluable over the years and I’m thrilled for him to take on this new role,” said John Sicard, president and CEO at Kinaxis. “José’s incredible experiences and insights have been vital to the success of so many like-minded companies, and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team as we continue to grow and dominate the supply chain orchestration market.”

“It’s a privilege to step into the role of chair for Kinaxis,” said Mr. Courteau. “Kinaxis is the acknowledged market leader in end-to-end supply chain orchestration and I look forward to working with the team to build on our positive momentum and help companies harness innovation to realize the full potential of global supply chains.”

Mr. Duarte added, “With its leading technology, innovative techniques and market position, Kinaxis is a very exciting company with a huge future. I’m thrilled to be part of their mission and to working with John and his team to transform the supply chain market.”

Kinaxis’ AI-powered software allows companies to orchestrate their supply chain network end to end, from strategic planning to last-mile delivery. Kinaxis’ technology helps companies that supply the agricultural industry with 40% of the world’s tractors, that keep more than 110 billion teeth clean each year, and that ensures more than 35 million pets are fed nutritious meals each year.

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