Aruna Jayanthi leads Latin American operation of Capgemini

06 September 2018 2 min. read
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Capgemini have appointed Aruna Jayanthi as the new head of Latin America. The move will see the Mumbai-based Capgemini veteran elevated from head of operations in India to a position spanning both sides of the Pacific – Managing Director of both the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

Aruna Jayanthi has been with Capgemini since the turn of the millennium and has undertaken a number of high-level executive roles. The promotion comes off the back of just under three years in her previous role as CEO of Business Services. The technology services firm’s business line advises and guides companies on digital transformations and consults on business process outsourcing.

Capgemini has roughly 25,000 professionals in over 40 countries around the globe and specialises in digitally-led transformation across finance, manufacturing and supply chain management, among others.

The Paris-headquartered firm established its presence in South America in 2007 by opening its first service center in Buenos Aires and expanding throughout Brazil and Chile in subsequent years. However, long before this, Capgemini had opened a nearshore site in Guatamela City in as early as 1999 to provide services to Coca-Cola’s North American operations. 

Back in 2010 the firm was seeking to expand further into the region, stating, “Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and will continue to be.” Today the firm has established itself as a driving force in the region with offices spread between Mexico – where the firm was once reluctant to move into – Colombia, Argentina, Chile, and through nine offices scattered across Brazil

Aruna Jayanthi leads Latin American operation of Capgemini

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 globally.

Jayanthi joined Capgemini in early 2000 and was part of the core team that initiated and set up the firm’s offshore capabilities in India, experience which later saw her ascend to the role of Global Delivery Officer for Outsourcing services. Her experience in the field of business outsourcing and the firm’s enthusiasm for Latin America suggests that the region may become the next big outsourcing hub for Capgemini.

She will be reporting to Aiman Ezzat, the Group Chief Operating Officer at Capgemini, who commented on the appointment by saying; “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.”