Capgemini has said that it is promoting its long-time executive Aiman Ezzat as the company’s new CEO. Ezzat is currently Chief Operating Officer and will succeed CEO Paul Hermelin.
Ezzat’s journey at Capgemini began in 2004, where he rose up the ranks to become a member of the group executive board and COO in January 2018, where he spearheads go-to-market and client management efforts. Prior to that, he spent more than a half-decade as Capgemini’s CFO.
The 58 year-old veteran will succeed Hermelin as CEO on 20 May 2020, following the company’s General Meeting of Shareholders. Hermelin will step down from the CEO role after nearly 18 years in the top job but retain his responsibilities as chairman of the board, which he has been since May 2012. As per the company’s official statement, 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.
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. This came after ten years at Gemini Consulting, the former brand of the strategic and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, now Capgemini Invent, where he held a number of roles including Global Head of the Oil and Chemicals practice.
In March 2017, Aiman was named “Best European CFO” for the technology and software category of Institutional Investor’s annual ‘All European Executive Team’ ranking. Aiman holds a MSc (Master of Sciences) in chemical engineering from École Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Électronique de Lyon (France) and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.