Olivier Sevillia has been elevated to the position of Capgemini’s group chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2021. In this role, Sevillia is responsible for the Group’s strategic business units and sales, with a focus on applying the Group’s deep and broad industry expertise to be a strategic business partner to its clients.
“At the start of this new year, it is my pleasure to recognise Sevillia as the Group’s chief operating officer. Having been with Capgemini for 30 years, Sevillia has built an impressive track record in leading and operating strategic businesses across the Group,” comments Aiman Ezzat, CEO of the Capgemini Group. “As chief operating officer, Sevillia ’s breadth of experience and proven business acumen will add great value to our client partnerships worldwide, while supporting me and the rest of the leadership team in realising our Group priorities.”
Up until December 2020, Sevillia had been CEO of Capgemini’s Europe Strategic Business unit since July 2018. Sevillia joined Capgemini in 1990, where he successively had business development and general management responsibility for profit centres in Capgemini’s Systems Integration business in France.
He was the head of Capgemini Consulting France, between 2003-2006. After that, he established and developed Capgemini Consulting Western Europe and soon moved on to the executive committee as head of South Europe and France for Systems Integration within the Company in 2009.
Before Capgemini, from 2011, Sevillia had led the Application Services Continental Europe Strategic Business unit. In January 2014, he joined the group executive board and his role expanded to managing the operations of two additional strategic business units — Business Services and Capgemini Consulting. From January 2016 he steered the Group’s Digital strategy and service line.
Sevillia holds a Master of Science in IT from ENSIIE (1987) and is a graduate from HEC Paris (1990), where he gained an MBA and from the Stanford Business School Executive Program (2008). He also supports the institutions where he studied, having been the chairman of the board of the Master of Science, he attended ENSIIE and is currently the chairman of The HEC Paris Foundation.