Paris, 13 december, 2012 - Paul Hermelin, styrelseordförande och VD för Capgemini-gruppen har utsett Aiman Ezzat till att efterträda avgående CFO Nicolas Dufourcq.
With nearly 20 years' experience within Capgemini
, Aiman Ezzat
has a deep knowledge of the Group's operations.
developed a strong working experience of the Group's main businesses and has worked in many countries, notably the UK and the US where he
lived for more than 15 years.
Following the acquisition of the Indo-American IT services company, Kanbay
, in 2006, he
became leader of the new global financial services unit.
This new unit, with its 20,000 employees of which 60% are based in India, is a precursor of the new industrial and commercial model which is gradually getting extended to a large part of the Group.
During the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Aiman Ezzat
has proven, in a very competitive market, his
leadership skills by protecting the unit's profitability.
quickly put it back onto a growth path and led it to a double-digit operating margin.
has a proven track record having designed, in 2004 and 2005, major turnaround plans for North America and outsourcing.
I am confident that his
rigor and his
energy will be a valuable asset to strengthen the key role of the finance function in Capgemini
and to leverage it to support the ambition of the Group."
adds: "I am proud to lead a talented finance team that has contributed, under the leadership of Nicolas Dufourcq, to considerably strengthen Capgemini's
ability to withstand economic fluctuations.
Prior to joining Capgemini, Aiman served as Managing Director of International Operations at Headstrong, a global business and technology consultancy, where he worked with financial services clients in Asia, North America and Europe.
Aiman was previously Head of the Oil and Chemicals practice of Gemini Consulting where he spent 10 years (Gemini Consulting was the former brand of the strategic and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, now Capgemini Consulting).
Aiman served as Capgemini's Deputy Director of Strategy, where he played an important role in the development of the Group's offshore strategy, from 2005 to 2007.
He was part of the acquisition and integration team of Kanbay, a global IT services firm focused on the financial services industry, acquired by Capgemini in 2006.
also played a key role in the development of the Booster turnaround plan of the Group's activities in the US.
In November 2007, Aiman Ezzat was appointed as COO of the Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) and became CEO in December 2008.
Aiman Ezzat, 51, holds a degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon in France and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.