France-based information technology company Capgemini's board of directors has appointed its chief operating officer Aiman Ezzat as the new chief executive officer.
Ezzat will succeed Paul Hermelin as CEO after the general meeting of shareholders scheduled for May 20, 2020, the company said in a statement.
The move is a part of the internal managerial transition process initiated in 2017 by Hermelin.
Ezzat, a University of California alumnus, has served in various roles at Capgemini from 2004.
Prior to Capgemini, Ezzat has worked with Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets, Capgemini Consulting and IBM.
He holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from École Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Électronique de Lyon in France.
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