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Tech Women: Aruna Jayanthi, CEO Of Business Services, Capgemini

Aruna Jayanthi

Aruna Jayanthi is the Chief Executive Officer of Business Services of Capgemini. Prior to this, she was also the CEO for Capgemini India from January 2011 till Jan 2016 and the Chairperson of Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology, Calicut, since November 2014.

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Education

Born in 1964, Jayanthi is an alumnus of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She did her graduate course in Management Studies in Finance in 1984.

As the CEO of Capgemini India, Jayanthi supervised the operations across India and supported the Capgemini Group’s growth agenda and strengthened India’s position as an industrialization and innovation hub and was responsible for operations across all the business units – Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services – in India. Her focus was to increase the integration and performance of over 40,000 growing employees.

“Get the job done…manage your priorities …one has to have fire in the belly and a strong desire to succeed – without that you don’t get anywhere,” – Jayanthi on success

Before that, she served as a Global Delivery Officer for Capgemini Outsourcing. Capgemini India is one of the biggest business units of Capgemini group.

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“There is no glass ceiling. It is a myth. If it exists, it is in your head. I have worked in the IT industry for the last 27 years, and I know it doesn’t exist. Our growth rates are so high, our industry is so hungry for talent, why would there be any discrimination? Get over this.”

Recognition

Jayanthi was ranked 3rd in Fortune India’s list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2012.

She has also featured prominently in Business Today’s list of Most Powerful Women 2012 for two consecutive years.

The Capgemini CEO was named the India Today Woman in the Corporate World at the India Today Women Summit, 2013.

Her will to succeed and her dynamic leadership qualities are worth emulating. More power to her!!

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