He spent the first fifteen years of his professional life in the French government, primarily in the Ministry of Finance. He held a number of positions in the Budget Office and on various ministry staffs, including that of Finance Minister, Jacques Delors. He was chief of staff to the Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade, from 1991 to 1993.
Mr. Paul Hermelin joined the Capgemini group in May 1993, where he was first in charge of coordinating central functions. In May 1996, he was appointed member of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini France. In May 2000, following the merger of Capgemini and Ernst & Young Consulting, he became Chief Operating Officer of the Group and director. On January 1, 2002, he became Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini group, followed by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on May 24, 2012.
Following the separation of the functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, which took place on May 20, 2020 as part of the succession to the Group’s general management, Mr. Paul Hermelin retains the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Capgemini SE.
Mr. Paul Hermelin has been a member of the Strategy and CSR Committee of the Board of Directors since July 24, 2002, of which he took the chairmanship on May 20, 2020.