CGI has named George Schindler, current president and chief operating officer, as president and CEO and member of its board of directors, effective Oct. 1.
Schindler will succeed Michael E. Roach, who’s retiring from the company Sept. 30 while remaining on the board of directors.
“On behalf of the board and CGI members worldwide, I want to congratulate George on becoming the third CEO in CGI’s 40-year history,” said Serge Godin, founder and executive chairman of CGI. “With 30 years of experience in consulting services, George has successfully managed large operations in IT and management consulting. George was identified by the board more than five years ago as a strong candidate for the CEO role. Since then, he has progressively assumed more responsibility, from our U.S. business to North American operations and, for the last year and a half, all global operations have reported to him.”
“I want to thank Serge and the entire board of directors for their confidence,” Schindler said. “I have great faith in the CGI model, its effectiveness in aligning global teams and in our ability to capitalize on profitable growth opportunities. There has never been a more extraordinary time to help our clients transform the way they operate in taking advantage of the digital era. I look forward to leading such a talented and committed team into fiscal 2017.”