Capgemini has announced two senior level appointments for the India region. Srinivas Kandula becomes Chairman of Capgemini in India, reporting to Thierry Delaporte, Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) whose responsibility also includes India.
In this role, Srinivas will focus on augmenting the brand and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders. He will also take charge of an important Group initiative focused on top talent, leveraging his extensive experience in human resources.
Ashwin Yardi, former India COO, is now the CEO of Capgemini in India, also reporting to Thierry. He becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee, in place of Srinivas.
“With 100,000 people - half of our workforce - based in India across twelve locations, this leadership reinforcement is a natural step and fully reflects how Capgemini in India’s role is at the very heart of our Group; its scale; and its ambition for growth as a leader in the industry,” comments Thierry Delaporte, Group Chief Operating Officer. “I am very much looking forward to working with both Srinivas and Ashwin in their new leadership positions.”
Prior to his new role, between January 2016 and December 2018, Srinivas Kandula was CEO of Capgemini in India and member of the Group Executive Committee.
Before this, he held the role of Chief People Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Council at IGATE, which he joined in 2007. Srinivas was also responsible for driving IGATE’s Business Strategy, Human Resources Management, Quality Management and Marketing portfolios globally.
Srinivas played a key role in the Capgemini-IGATE integration as well as that of IGATE-Patni. Prior to joining IGATE, he held senior leadership roles at Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. and Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.
Srinivas is a Doctoral Fellow from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has published over 60 papers and 8 books on Management in international publications and in multiple languages.
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