Capgemini names Salil Parekh deputy CEO

Parekh will focus on the business growth strategy and operating dynamics, along with current responsibilities.

Salil Parekh, who heads the Application Services One and Sogeti units of Europe’s largest information technology (IT) services firm, the Capgemini Group, has now become a deputy chief executive officer. “The leadership team structure at Capgemini group continues to be the same but Parekh’s title is new. The change was formalised late February,” said a company spokesperson, adding that Parekh now shares this position with Patrick Nicolet and Olivier Sevillia.

Sanchit Gogia, founder and CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, expects Parekh’s appointment as deputy CEO to help Capgemini’s growth given Parekh’s “long-standing expertise in this arena”. “Salil earlier proved his worth in the North America, the UK and APAC markets and his latest role will offer him a bigger playing canvas. Capgemini has been investing in India for the last few years—both as a delivery centre and as a market—as it looks to compete on a more even playing field with Indian IT providers. It took a little time in adopting India as its global hub for offshoring but is now going full throttle,” said Gogia.

However, Gogia added that with Capgemini betting big on digital services, “Salil will have to work towards ensuring that these services contribute increasingly to the company’s overall revenue”.

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