Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO of Capgemini has chosen Aiman Ezzat, currently Chief Operating Officer, to succeed Paul Hermelin as CEO after the general meeting of shareholders scheduled for May 20, 2020.
In this new structure, Paul Hermelin will remain Chairman of the board, while Aiman Ezzat will be responsible for the general management of the company, as the sole executive corporate officer.
Aidan 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’ 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.
Aiman holds a MSc in chemical engineering from Ecole Superieure de Chimie, Physique et Electronique de Lyon (France) and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.