Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has announced the appointment of Aiman Ezzat as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Global Business Unit (FS GBU) as of January 1st, 2009.
He was previously Chief Operating Officer of this unit, working alongside Raymond Spencer who was its CEO. After having successfully led the integration of Kanbay, the IT services company acquired by the Group in early 2007, and having set up the Financial Services business unit as a global entity, Raymond Spencer will assume the role of non-executive chairman of this entity.
Aiman Ezzat has spent most of his career with Capgemini. In 1991 he joined Gemini Consulting, Capgemini's consulting arm, where he was responsible for the global oil, gas and chemical sector. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Director of Group Strategy before becoming Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Services Business Unit in 2007. He was very involved in the development of Capgemini's offshore strategy and in particular in the acquisition and integration of Kanbay within the Financial Services division. He was also one of the key players in defining the Booster program that targeted the Group's turnaround in the United States, as well as Capgemini's current i3 transformation program (Industrialization, Innovation, Intimacy).
Aiman Ezzat (47 years old) holds a degree in chemical engineering from CPE Lyon (France) and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management (USA).
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Aiman this past year and have gotten to know him both as an exceptional business professional and a trusted friend and advisor. He and I share a common vision for the FS GBU and a relentless commitment to its success, making him the clear choice to take the organization that we all have built forward." said Raymond J. Spencer.
"The successful integration of Kanbay has deepened Capgemini's domain expertise, brought a third generation global delivery model and strengthened our presence in the financial services sector. We will continue to collaborate with our clients to achieve their ambitions through our unique global operating model," said Aiman Ezzat.
The FS GBU will be part of a new Capgemini strategic business unit that also comprises the India competence platform and the Asia Pacific region, to be headed by Salil Parekh.