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Capgemini elevates three Indian executives to global positions news
12 January 2011

Consulting, technology and outsourcing services provider Capgemini has promoted three of its Indian executives to global roles.

''India plays an integral role in our strategy and has become the biggest country of the Group in terms of headcount, and as a hub for innovation,'' said Paul Hermelin global CEO.

Aruna Jayanthi, the global delivery officer for Capgemini Outsourcing, has been elevated to the chief executive officer of India. In her new role, she will support the Capgemini Group's growth agenda and strengthen India's position as an industrialisation and innovation hub for the company.

Jayanthi will oversee the operations across India, with a current employee base of 30,000. ''Her strong global experience will be a great asset to our Indian operations, as the organisation aims to have 50 per cent of its staff here,'' Hermelin added.

Salil Parekh, who was the CEO of global financial services, Asia Pacific, and India offshore, will now become the as chief executive officer of application services North America, UK, Asia Pacific, and global financial services.

Baru Rao will take over as the chief operating officer, application services, Europe. Rao will focus on the top line improvement through offshore leverage and innovation and margin improvement through industrialisation.

''Under the leadership of Salil Parekh and Baru Rao, Indian operations have grown rapidly. Going forward, it is important to have these two leaders more involved in the group's global activities,'' said Hermelin on the promotions.

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Capgemini elevates three Indian executives to global positions