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Aiman Ezzat is appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Capgemini Group

  Aiman Ezzat is appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Capgemini Group

Business Wire

PARIS -- December 13, 2012

Regulatory News:

Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO of the Capgemini Group (Paris:CAP), has
appointed Aiman Ezzat as Group Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Nicolas
Dufourcq. This appointment takes effect immediately.

Having assessed internal and external candidates with several Board members,
Paul Hermelin has received unanimous support from the Board of Directors for
this nomination during its meeting on Wednesday, December 12 in Paris.

With nearly 20 years’ experience within Capgemini, Aiman Ezzat has a deep
knowledge of the Group’s operations. He developed a strong working experience
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.

Following the acquisition of the Indo-American IT services company, Kanbay, in
2006, he became leader of the new global financial services unit. This new
unit, with its 20,000 employees of which 60% are based in India, is a
precursor of the new industrial and commercial model which is gradually
getting extended to a large part of the Group.

During the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Aiman Ezzat has proven, in a very
competitive market, his leadership skills by protecting the unit’s
profitability. He quickly put it back onto a growth path and led it to a
double-digit operating margin. The financial service sector’s share in the
Group’s revenues was thus considerably strengthened since 2006 (growing from
14% to its present 21%).

Paul Hermelin says: “Naming as CFO a proven line manager, with a strong
experience and a detailed knowledge of the current as well as targeted
economic model of the Group is a great asset for Capgemini. Aiman 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 and to leverage it to support the ambition of the Group.”

Aiman Ezzat adds: “I am proud to lead a talented finance team that has
contributed, under the leadership of Nicolas Dufourcq, to considerably
strengthen Capgemini’s ability to withstand economic fluctuations. With the
growth of its portfolio of value added offerings and the accelerated
development of offshore, the Group holds a strong competitive position. I will
be devoting all my energy to lead it to a double-digit operating margin.”

Finally, for the 2012 financial year, the Capgemini Group confirms both its
objectives for revenues (organic growth in excess of 1%) and profitability
(operating margin over 7.5%, in line with the consensus). For 2013, the Group
reiterates its ambition for increased operating margin compared to 2012. A
detailed guidance will be provided when the full-year results are published on
February 21, 2013.


Prior to joining Capgemini, Aiman served as Managing Director of International
Operations at Headstrong, a global business and technology consultancy, where
he worked with financial services clients in Asia, North America and Europe.
Aiman was previously Head of the Oil and Chemicals practice of Gemini
Consulting where he spent 10 years (Gemini Consulting was the former brand of
the strategic and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, now
Capgemini Consulting).

Aiman served as Capgemini’s Deputy Director of Strategy, where he played an
important role in the development of the Group’s offshore strategy, from 2005
to 2007. He was part of the acquisition and integration team of Kanbay, a
global IT services firm focused on the financial services industry, acquired
by Capgemini in 2006. Aiman also played a key role in the development of the
Booster turnaround plan of the Group’s activities in the US. In November 2007,
Aiman Ezzat was appointed as COO of the Financial Services Global Business
Unit (GBU) and became CEO in December 2008.

Aiman Ezzat, 51, holds a degree in chemical engineering from Ecole Supérieure
de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon in France and an MBA from the Anderson
School of Management at UCLA.


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