New CIO and Ethics & Compliance Officer for Capgemini

22 October 2015

Capgemini has unveiled two new executive appointments. Pieter Schoehuijs has been named the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Group, while Philippe Christelle takes on the role of Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CECO).

With over 180,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's largest providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

In recent weeks Capgemini Group, which reported global revenues of €10.5 billion in its latest financial year, has made two changes to its leadership. Pieter Schoehuijs, formerly the CIO of AkzoNobel, has been hired to lead the firm’s IT operations. Schoehuijs began his career in the Royal Dutch Navy, after which he spent 9 years in Europe with IBM and EY. He then spent 10 years in North America, where he worked for Flowserve (a Dallas based industrial manufacturing company), Engelhard (a New Jersey based chemical company) and Church & Dwight (a consumer goods company).

“Pieter has global experience and an excellent track record in driving technology transformation in several industries. I am delighted to welcome him to the Capgemini Group and am confident that his leadership will add value to Capgemini’s IT. His role will be critical in enabling and supporting the deployment of the Group’s strategy in industrialisation and innovation,” says Aiman Ezzat, CFO of Capgemini.

Philippe Christelle, Pieter Schoehuijs, Aiman Ezzat, Paul Hermelin

To succeed Hervé Canneva, the retiring Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Capgemini, the French-origin firm has promoted Philippe Christelle, who has been the Chief Audit Officer of Capgemini since 1999. A former partner at PwC, Christelle was a member of the National Activity Review Committee (Comité d’Examen National d’Activité or CENA) and the Committee for Ethics of CNCC (Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes: the French national auditing body). Christelle chaired the Institut Français de l'Audit et du Contrôle Internes (IFACI), the French chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), between 2003 and 2006, and the European Confederation of Internal Auditors (ECIIA) between 2003 and 2004. Since 2009, he has been a member of the board of the Haut Conseil du Commissariat aux Comptes (H3C), the French public authority charged with supervising the audit profession, successively chairing the Committee on Quality Controls and the Committee on International Affairs.

In his new role as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CECO), Christelle will drive the implementation, development and promotion of Capgemini’s Ethics & Compliance activities, an area which has over the years enjoyed growing attention throughout the corporation. Paul Hermelin, Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini, says he is certain Christelle’s extensive industry experience will “be an asset to further globalise our Ethics and Compliance framework."


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