News: Capgemini appoints successor to CEO Paul Hermelin

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Capgemini appoints successor to CEO Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE, have selected the Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Paul Hermelin as CEO.
Capgemini appoints successor to CEO Paul Hermelin

As part of the internal managerial transition process initiated in 2017 by Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE, meeting today, chose Aiman Ezzat, currently Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Paul Hermelin as CEO after the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2020.

Aiman Ezzat has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Capgemini since January 1, 2018 and is a member of the Group Executive Board.

With more than 20 years of experience at Capgemini, he has developed a deep knowledge 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. 

Aiman served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group from December 2012 to 2018. In November 2007, he was appointed as COO of the Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) and became its Global Head in December 2008 which he held up until 2012.

From 2005 to 2007, Aiman was Capgemini’s Deputy Director of Strategy, during which time he participated notably in the acquisition and integration of Kanbay, a global IT services firm focused on the financial services industry.

Before joining Capgemini, Aiman served as Managing Director of International Operations at a global business and technology company, between 2000 and 2004, with responsibility for Asia and Europe.

This came after ten years at Gemini Consulting, the former brand of the strategic and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, now Capgemini Invent, where he held a number of roles including Global Head of the Oil and Chemicals practice.

 In March 2017, Aiman was named “Best European CFO” for the technology and software category of Institutional Investor’s annual ‘All European Executive Team’ ranking.

Aiman holds MSc (Master of Sciences) in chemical engineering from École Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Électronique de Lyon (France) and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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