Aruna Jayanthi leads Asia Pacific business unit of Capgemini

07 September 2018 2 min. read
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Capgemini has appointed a new leader for its Asia Pacific business unit. Aruna Jayanthi formerly headed Capgemini’s Business Services unit, and has now been elevated to Managing Director of both the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

Aruna Jayanthi’s promotion comes on the back of nearly three years in her previous role, as Managing Director of Business Services, Capgemini’s business line which helps companies transform their operations through business process outsourcing (BPO) and technology managed services. The group has around 25,000 professionals in 40-plus countries, specialised in digital-led transformation across finance, manufacturing and supply chain management, among others areas.

Prior to her most recent role, between 2011 and 2015 Jayanthi was Head of Capgemini in India, where she managed the operations of all business units covering consulting, technology and outsourcing services in the country. During her tenure, Capgemini India booked strong growth and ramped up its headcount from 32,000 to 85,000 – making India one of Capgemini’s most important locations globaly.

Jayanthi joined Capgemini in early 2000 and was part of the core team that initiated and setup the firm’s offshore capabilities in India, experience which later saw her ascend to the role of Global Delivery Officer for Outsourcing services.Aruna Jayanthi leads Asia Pacific business unit of CapgeminiIn her new role, Jayanthi leads Capgemini’s footprint for two regions: Asia Pacific and Latin America. She will oversee the company’s offices in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.

Commenting on her new role, Aiman Ezzat, Group Chief Operating Officer at Capgemini, said; “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. We are confident she is the right person for the role.”

The gap left behind by Aruna Jayanthi is filled by Anis Chenchah, who as a result of his promotion is granted a role in Capgemini’s Group Executive Committee. Previously, Chenchah, who will report to Thierry Delaporte, Group Chief Operating Officer, was Managing Director of Capgemini’s Financial Services business unit in France.

According to recent research by Capgemini, Asia Pacific is the globe’s region that is seeing the fastest growth in the number of wealthy individuals.