Salil Parekh, CEO for Application Services One at the Capgemini Group, has appointed Thierry Delaporte as CEO of the global Financial Services Business Unit.
He succeeds Aiman Ezzat who was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Capgemini Group at the end of 2012. This appointment takes effect immediately.
Thierry moves from his current role as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales for Application Services One, a position which he has held since early 2011. Thierry has more than 17 years of experience with Capgemini, holding various roles as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Chief Operating Officer for Operations (COO), across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
Salil Parekh, CEO for Application Services One said "Thierry has shown great passion and energy, developed very strong teams and always delivered solid results. I've had the pleasure to work with Thierry for over ten years and am convinced he will lead our Financial Services business to greater heights with his absolute commitment to the market, people, and cost discipline."
Newly appointed Thierry Delaporte said: "I look forward to leading this outstanding global Business Unit at Capgemini which is viewed as one of the finest jewels of the Capgemini Group. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to continue this growth and expansion and to help Capgemini become the 'Leader for Leaders' in the financial services industry, the largest industry sector for IT services companies."
Thierry Delaporte has held various positions at Capgemini: he was COO and Head of Sales for Application Services One (2011), CFO for the Global Outsourcing Business Unit (2009-2010), CFO for North America (2005-2008), CFO of Southern Europe (2003-2005), CFO and COO for Australia and New Zealand (2002-2003), CFO for the Asia-Pacific Business Unit following the integration of Ernst & Young operations (2000-2002) and CFO for Switzerland and Austria (1997-2000). He joined the Capgemini Group in 1995 working for Capgemini's local professional services subsidiary Sogeti, as the Group Internal Auditor. Thierry began his career in 1992 as a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen in Paris and London.
Aged 45, Thierry holds a Masters in Law from the Paris La Sorbonne University and a Masters in Political Sciences from L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo Paris). Thierry is of French nationality and is based out of Capgemini's New York office. Thierry is also Co-founder and President of a Non-Profit Organization (Life Project 4 Youth, Alliance & USA).