HR head takes over the reins at Capgemini India


Srinivas Kandula, chief people officer, IGate has replaced Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India.

Srinivas Kandula has been appointed the CEO of Capgemini, India, replacing Aruna Jayanthi, who has moved to a global role in the Group. Kandula was EV-P, and chief people officer at IGate, the company acquired by Capgemini in 2015. He played a crucial role in the acquisition and ensured a smooth integration. Kandula has also joined the Capgemini Group Executive Committee.

“Capgemini currently has over 87,000 employees in India, which is nearly 50 percent of the Group, and caters to over 800 customers globally. As we move forward, our agenda is to leverage our strong people capabilities for sustained growth and add to our client-centric innovation practices,” Kandula said in an official statement.

Kandula is an HR generalist with over two decades of hands-on experience in all the facets of human resource management.

Prior to joining iGATE he was responsible for the entire HR function at Sasken Communication Technologies.

Prior to joining Sasken, he was the chief manager of corporate HR at the Power Grid Corporation of India.

Kandula attained his Master’s in HR from Campus Faculty, Andhra University.

He wrote a doctoral thesis on ‘Alignment Between Corporate Restructuring Strategies and Human Resource Intervention in BT-Top 500 Companies’ at XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has authored over 60 papers and eight books in the areas of strategic human resource development, performance management, organisation development and self-development published by international publishers in multiple languages.



  1. All the best Dr. Srinivas Kandula and Andhra University proud for your achievement.

  2. I have known Srinivas since his Bangalore days. I am not surprised of his aspiration to become CEO through the HR super -way. Congratulations for the impressice journey of
    leading change in self and Organisations.
    Vasu ( Vasudevan ) Bangalore.

  3. Great ! Capgemini richly deserves all Praise for bestowing Value based Confidance ON HR Profession. Hearty Congratulations&best Wishes Mr K.S!….A.U./Vizag is proud of you.

  4. Congratualtions Srinivas Garu. You bring pride to us and specially for those involved in XLRI-AHRD Fellow program. You have shown the way to many HR people that HR is the way to be a good CEO. Best wishes.
    T V Rao

  5. Dear Sir,
    It is really heartening to note that you have achieved the pinnacle of your growth from the fraternity of HR the dream of the most to cherish with. You proved one can aspire to have such dreams and can as well turn into reality. You are the real hero with a commitment to the profession. I feel really proud to have interacted at Hyderabad office of NTPC. Excuse for the belated wishes.

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