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Former Nortel COO Clarence J. Chandran hired as president of CGI's Business Process Services group and chairman of the board, India
September 10, 2003
MONTREAL -- CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB;), announced today the appointment of Mr. Clarence J. Chandran as president, Business Process Services (BPS) and chairman of the board, India.
“To continue to propel our growth in the BPS sector, we wanted to ensure that we had a leader exclusively dedicated to building this increasingly strategic area of our business,” said Michael Roach, president and chief operating officer of CGI. “Clarence brings a wealth of leadership experience and a global network of customer and business relationships to CGI. He has clearly demonstrated the ability to successfully grow and lead global businesses and teams. I am delighted to welcome him to our team and we believe he will make a significant contribution to CGI.”
Clarence Chandran added: “I am very excited about this new challenge. Over the years I have watched and admired CGI’s ability to grow profitably in highly competitive markets. To now be provided with the mandate to lead such a strategic, high growth area for the company is a rare opportunity.” Chandran will be located in Andover, Massachusetts and will officially begin his duties on November 1, 2003, reporting to Michael Roach.
Chandran, 54, joined Nortel Networks in 1985 and held numerous senior-level positions including chief operating officer. He retired in May 2001 from Nortel Networks. Mr. Chandran is a director of Alcan Inc. and MDS Inc., chairman of InfoClarus Inc. and the Chandran Family Foundation Inc.
Business process services encompasses the outsourced management and processing of a company’s business functions and is a logical extension of CGI’s full IT outsourcing offering. BPS currently represents 20% of CGI’s total revenue and is growing rapidly.
CGI Group Inc. (CGI)
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