Mr. Robert Fretel has an engineering degree from Institut du Génie Chimique (Toulouse). He began his career in 1981 as a mathematics teacher in France and then Tunisia under a cooperation program. In 1984, he joined the water treatment company, NALCO, as a technical sales engineer, where he developed software for the sales team. In 1986, he moved to Compagnie Générale d’Informatique, where during 7 years he performed assignments for clients such as Citroen and then EDF, focusing on the design and development of the operating and development technical architecture of an invoicing application (100 operating sites, Bull and IBM). He also performed training assignments both internally and for clients such as Crédit Agricole and Caisse d’Épargne.
Mr. Robert Fretel joined Capgemini Toulouse in November 1993 and now has 26 years’ experience with the Group. In addition to his operational duties, Robert Fretel has been an employee representative for 22 years within Capgemini and has developed over this period employee dialogue and mediation with many employees and management. He has also been a member of the International Works Council (IWC) for 10 years. Mr. Robert Fretel has therefore gained considerable knowledge of employee representative bodies and their activities, as well as of employee consultation processes.
He joined the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE on September 1, 2016 as a director representing employees. He is also a member of the Strategy & CSR Committee. Robert Fretel brings to the Board the perspective of an employee with considerable knowledge and experience of technological environments and their digital transformation. As a result of his duties, Mr. Robert Fretel alsohas an in – depth understanding of the Capgemini group and its businesses.
Mr. Robert Fretel is a software architect/MVS expert and software engineer with Capgemini Technology Services.