Capgemini today confirmed a number of Group leadership appointments.
Aruna Jayanthi, formerly Head of Capgemini’s Business Services Unit, is now Managing Director of APAC and LatAm. Aruna reports into Aiman Ezzat, Group Chief Operating Officer, and remains a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Replacing Aruna, Anis Chenchah is appointed CEO, Business Services Global Business Line, reporting into Thierry Delaporte, Group Chief Operating Officer. Anis joins the Group Executive Committee.
Also reporting into Thierry Delaporte is Zhiwei Jiang as CEO, Insights & Data Global Business Line. Zhiwei succeeds John Brahim who has decided to pursue new opportunities.
Aruna Jayanthi,Managing Director, APAC and LatAm
Member of the Group Executive Committee
From 2016 to mid-2018, Aruna was Head of Business Services, a strategic business unit that provides BPO and Platform (integrated technology and operations) services based on Capgemini’s IP for various industry segments.
Between 2011 and 2015, Aruna was Head of Capgemini in India, where she managed the operations of all business units covering consulting, technology and outsourcing services in the country, to support the Group’s growth agenda and strengthen India’s position as an industrialization and innovation hub. During her tenure, there was a significant increase in Indian integration, performance and capabilities with headcount rising from 32,000 to 85,000.
From January 2014, Aruna has also served as chair of the country board for Capgemini Sweden.
Prior to this, Aruna was the Global Delivery Officer for Outsourcing services at Capgemini where she improved the quality, productivity and profitability of the outsourcing operations for Capgemini worldwide.
Aruna joined Capgemini in early 2000 and was part of the core team that initiated and setup the offshore capabilities.
Aruna has over 25 years of experience in the IT services industry and has worked in key roles in multinational and Indian system integrator companies. She has also been the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology Calicut since 2014.
Aruna holds a Master’s in Management Studies in Finance from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.