Capgemini has appointed Srinivas Kandula as chief executive officer for India, replacing Aruna Jayanthi, who has moved to a global role within the group.
Kandula was previously the executive vice-president at IT major iGate. He is credited with driving iGate’s business strategy, human resources, quality management and marketing portfolios globally. Capgemini had acquired iGate in 2015, in what was the 10th biggest acquisition of a US-based technology firm by a European company.
Capgemini currently has over 87,000 employees in India, which is nearly 50% of its total global workforce, and caters to over 800 customers globally.
While at iGate, Kandula had played a key role in the acquisition of Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems Ltd $1.22 billion and of iGate by Capgemini in 2015, in addition to spearheading integration processes in both the acquisitions.
“As we move forward, our agenda is to leverage our strong people capabilities for sustained growth and add to our client-centric innovation practices,” Kandula said.