On the 12th of December, 2012, Capgemini nominated Aiman Ezzat (51) to be its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ezzat, who currently is the CEO of Capgemini's Financial Services Global Business Unit, was chosen by the board out of several internal and external candidates.
Aiman Ezzat has worked for more than 20 years at the ICT advisory firm. He has worked in several management roles in many countries, including the UK and the US. After he joined Capgemini from international technology consultancy Headstrong, he spent 10 years working for Gemini Consulting (Capgemini Consulting’s precursor).
Between 2005 and 2007, he served as Capgemini's Deputy Director of Strategy, where he played an important role in the development of the Group's offshore strategy and the acquisition of the American IT company Kanbay in 2006. In November 2007, Aiman Ezzat was appointed as COO of the Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) and became CEO in December 2008. Under his leadership the financial service sector's share in the Group's revenues grew from 14% in 2006 to the current 21%.
Capgemini CEO Paul Hermelin: "Aiman Ezzat 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".
Aiman Ezzat adds, "I am proud to lead a talented finance team. I will be devoting all my energy to lead Capgemini to a double-digit operating margin".