CGI appoints François Boulanger as president and chief executive officer

23 May 2024 1 min. read
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CGI, a Montreal-headquartered management and technology consulting firm, has appointed François Boulanger as president and chief executive officer, effective October 1.

Boulanger succeeds George Schindler, who is retiring on September 30 after nearly 40 years with the company. Schindler has served as CEO since 2016, and before that was chief operating officer and president of CGI Federal, the firm’s US government consulting business.

Schindler will continue to serve on the CGI board and will also serve as a strategic advisor to founder and executive chairman Serge Godin during a transition period.

“Over the past 8 years, CGI has profitably grown to over $14 billion in annual revenue, while our share price more than doubled and our market capitalization increased more than 70%,” Godin said. “Across every dimension, George successfully led our team to deliver significant value for all of our stakeholders, demonstrating the depth of his strategic vision and mastery of our business and the market.”

CGI appoints François Boulanger as president and chief executive officer

Boulanger has served as CGI’s president and chief operating officer since 2022. Before that, he was the firm’s chief financial officer and corporate controller.

Prior to his 25 years with CGI, Boulanger was financial controller at SHLSystem House and Alex Informatique and a senior auditor at Deloitte.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montreal.

“On behalf of the Board and CGI consultants worldwide, I want to congratulate François on his appointment to lead CGI,” Godin said. “The Board and I have been planning for a seamless CEO succession for several years and, given the continued operational strength and resilience of our company, it is an opportune time for François to step in and lead our company into the future.”

CGI is listed on the TSX and NYSE and has 90,000 employees globally.