If Capgemini has been able to conserve its position as the European leader in IT services, it is due in no small part to the man who made the firm’s transition to digital and cloud based services a priority, an ultra-competitive sector which now accounts for 45% of the revenue of the company.
Year took up current function: 2012
Turnover in 2018: $13.2bn
Growth in 2018: 6%
The decisive impact of the indefatigable Belgian, who was quick to appreciate the potential of convergence between IT and R&D activities, made this possible. This intuition led to the $5.4 billion tie up with Altran which, if approved by the boards of both companies, would create a company with turnover in excess of $18 billion.