Member of the Board of Directors
Pierre Hessler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board from 2002 to 2005 and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board since June 2005, was appointed as Director of the Company and Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee on June 3, 2009 when the Company’s governance and management structure changed. Pierre Hessler began his career at IBM where he spent approximately 27 years, holding positions at IBM Switzerland (from 1965 to 1980) where he was Director of Agencies in the computer field, then IBM Europe from 1980 to 1993 where he served as Director of Operations, Director of Marketing and Services, Regional General Director, Chairman of IBM France and General Director of Operations, Marketing and Services. From 1982 to 1984, he held positions as Director of Development at IBM Corporation, then as Director of Corporate Marketing from 1989 to 1991, and finally IBM Vice-President. In 1993, he joined Capgemini where he served in various executive management roles, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gemini Consulting, member of the Management Board, and Executive Officer, then Director, in 2000. Pierre Hessler is currently manager of Actideas and adviser to Capgemini. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Economy from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.