Leadership Testimonials

See what our Leaders say about E.L.I.T.E. General Management Program.

Message from Thierry Delaporte

As Capgemini celebrates its 50-year anniversary in 2017, it is a good time to reflect on not only past successes, but also to evaluate the ingredients needed for success over coming decades.

I strongly believe, as do the members of the Capgemini Group Executive Committee, that at a time of such widespread disruption in every sector and market we need to ensure we are able to attract, develop, and retain the best talent in the industry, at all levels and in all markets. Truly, the best of the best!

A critical element of our talent strategy is a renewed commitment to the development of our future leaders, those remarkable individuals who will not only be able to protect and develop our existing strengths, but who also will lead us into new markets and opportunities, engage at the very highest levels with clients and partners, and most importantly, live and breathe our industryrecognized ethical values.

Such a leadership profile is a rare commodity, and so it is that we are launching in 2017 our inaugural E.L.I.T.E. General Management Program. We are setting ourselves a high bar, and my expectation is that the program will soon be perceived as the industry leader for developing leadership talent in the professional services industry. To achieve this, we have put in place a robust program and spent many months of planning and mobilization to deliver a powerful experience for our first intake of E.L.I.T.E. Management Trainees.

Beginning in 2017, at select leading business schools in India, we will launch our search for exceptional candidates to rotate through international assignments in our global Financial Services Strategic Business Unit. It starts here because Financial Services is our largest business unit and sector. In time, we will look to evolve the program to include candidates from additional Indian business schools and from business schools in markets such as the United States and United Kingdom, as well as open the program to the broader Capgemini organization. We will also be looking internally to identify high performers already at Capgemini, who have what it takes to accelerate their careers through the program.

I am personally excited to see what the best and brightest in India can bring to our business and to our clients, and I look forward to meeting you all during your initial 12-month journey at Capgemini, and beyond as you become our leaders of the future.

CEO, Financial Services Strategic Business Unit

Group Executive Committee (GEC)

Message from Shobha Meera

“As an alumna of IIM-A, I am thrilled to represent the E.L.I.T.E. program, our General Management Program designed with the top talent from business schools in mind. It will be exciting to have you work with my leadership team and I on compelling and challenging initiatives as we push new frontiers.” 

Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Capgemini Financial Services

New York City, USA

Message from Shinichi Tonomura

“As a leadership team we realize the need for senior-level mentorship and networking throughout E.L.I.T.E. Trainees’ journey with the firm, both for the first 12 months as well as on their 10-year accelerated journey to senior management levels”

Managing Director, Capgemini Financial Services Asia, Middle East and Japan


Message from Ritesh Talapatra

“As an IIM-B alumnus, I am excited to be here to hire for our new Management Program; an opportunity for you to join our firm, the true Leader for Leaders in the Financial Services space.”


Chief Operations Officer, Capgemini Financial Services

Pune, India

Message from John Mullen

“As a services firm committed to making a difference every day for our clients and the markets we serve, human talent (individual and collective) is who and what we are.  Attracting and developing leading professionals is our hallmark.  Supporting those professionals to ensure that they are able to develop their skills and career under the tutelage and drive of seasoned professionals is our employment brand commitment.  It is a given that we will lose talent to the marketplace as an E.L.I.T.E. Trainee chooses her or his path … It is our goal that the training ground of the E.L.I.T.E. program will stay with these professionals as the foundation upon which they learn professionalism, risk taking, ethical practice of their craft, and the importance of the connective tissue of people culture and client”

Head of Applications Services, Capgemini North America, Chicago, USA

Message from Jack Dugan

“From my experience, there are very few General Management Programs that offer Trainees the chance to experience so comprehensively the high-level strategic and operational workings of a global consulting leader, including how this translates across 40 countries. We’re offering you international exposure plus visibility to our most senior leaders – a truly unique program.”

Head of Global Insurance, Capgemini Financial Services

Chicago, USA

Message from Ian Campos

“As the product of a General Management Program myself, I understand the value that well-structured programs can deliver to Trainees, and the potential for accelerated career trajectories in the medium-term. I have been associated with Capgemini for nearly 20 years and the E.L.I.T.E program is a unique platform for high-performing Trainees to reach senior management levels within the span of a decade, and be leading business lines and functions of a global consulting and technology leader”

Global Insurance Services Leader, Capgemini Financial Services, Charlotte, USA

Message from Ashish Devalekar

“As the Account Executive for one of Capgemini’s largest and most strategic client accounts, I am looking forward to welcoming top talent into the program, and providing exciting international roles, rotations, and mentorship to deliver a powerful experience for E.L.I.T.E. Management Trainees.”

Senior Vice President

London, UK

Message from Amit Choudhary

“I am very excited about this program! As an IIM-C alumnus, it is a chance for me to not only reconnect with the campuses but also engage with the new generation of leaders.  The program will not stop after the 12-month boot camp, and I am keen to on-board Management Trainees into my business in key strategic roles at the end of 12 months”

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Capgemini Financial Services, 

New York, USA