Olivier Sevillia, a technology industry veteran with over three decades of experience, has taken charge as Capgemini’s chief operating officer (COO).
He stepped into the role with effect from January 1, 2021, and is responsible for driving the Paris headquartered technology and consulting services group’s strategic business units and sales as well as building its client-base.
“Olivier has built an impressive track record in leading and operating strategic businesses across the Group,” Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini, said in a company statement.
Sevillia joined Capgemini back in 1990 as part of the company’s System Integration business in France. He was, until 2002, responsible for business development and general management at the profit centres of the unit.
Then, in the following years, he rose through the ranks and assumed leadership roles across various strategic business units in different parts of Europe, including Capgemini’s consulting, application services, technology services, and business services departments.
Most recently, Sevillia served as the CEO of Capgemini’s Europe Strategic Business Unit, covering the group’s entire business there (outside of the FSI sector).
The appointment of the COO comes on the back of better than expected results for Capgemini. At the end of October, the group reported consolidated revenues of €4,008 million for Q3 2020, up 18.4% year-on-year at constant exchange rates. It witnessed more than 10% YoY growth in digital and cloud service units, which account for over 60% of the group’s activity.