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Capgemini names Srinivas Kandula as India head

French IT services giant Cap Gemini SA, which operates under the Capgemini brand, has appointed Srinivas Kandula as chief executive officer of its India operations, according to a press release.

Kandula has replaced Aruna Jayanthi who has moved to a global role in the group. Kandula has also joined the Capgemini Group’s executive committee, the statement said.

Kandula played a key role in the acquisition of Patni Computer Systems by IGATE in 2011 and of IGATE by Capgemini in 2015. Capgemini had bought IGATE in a $4 billion cash deal.

Kandula has joined IGATE in 2007 where he was formerly EVP, member of the executive council and chief people officer, responsible for driving IGATE’s business strategy, human resources, quality management and marketing portfolios globally.

"Since the acquisition of IGATE, India has become even more strategic to our global business roadmap. Srini's rich and diverse experience across key business functions, notably at IGATE, will help Capgemini in India play an enhanced role in the group's future growth plans," Capgemini Group chairman and CEO Paul Hermelin said in the statement.

"In India, Capgemini has over 87,000 employees, which is nearly 50 per cent of the group, and caters to over 800 customers globally," Kandula said.

Capgemini, which employs 1.8 lakh people in over 40 countries, reported revenues of €10.57 billion in 2014 globally.

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