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MONTREAL, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB),
a leading provider of information technology and business process services,
announced today that Mr. Bernard Bourigeaud, Founder and former Chairman of
Atos Origin, has joined the CGI Board of Directors.
Mr. Bourigeaud is currently Chairman of BJB Consulting, a CEO to CEO
consultancy business. Over his career, Mr. Bourigeaud has established himself
as a successful entrepreneur and a prominent business leader in Europe. Mr.
Bourigeaud grew his reputation as an astute business man when he transformed
Atos Origin from a small regional player with (euro)300 million in revenue and
3000 employees, into a global company with more than (euro)5 billion in
revenue and 50,000 employees.
Mr. Bourigeaud's chain of successful mergers began in 1991 when he
conducted the merger of SITB, Sodinforg and Segin leading to the creation of
Axime, of which he became Chairman. In 1996, he was responsible for Axime's
acquisition of Sligos and the subsequent formation of Atos, of which he was
Chairman and CEO. In November 2000, he merged Atos with Origin, a subsidiary
of Royal Philips Electronics in the Netherlands, creating Atos Origin. In
2002, he completed the acquisition of KPMG Consulting in the UK and the
Netherlands, now operating in these two countries under the name of Atos
Consulting. In 2003, Mr. Bourigeaud led Atos Origin's acquisition of
SchlumbergerSema to create a leading global IT services company with annual
revenues of (euro)5 billion. Finally, in 2006, he completed the acquisition of
Banksys and BCC (Bank Card Company), creating a leadership role in Europe for
the payments industry.
Prior to joining Axime, Mr. Bourigeaud spent 11 years at Deloitte Haskins
and Sells where he headed the management consulting group. He was responsible
for the French operation where he created the European mergers and
acquisitions division. For eight years preceding this, he worked for the
agribusiness company Continental Grain, carrying out various general
management assignments in Europe for three years and running the UK operations
for five years. Mr. Bourigeaud's career began with the French bank, CIC, and
Mr. Bourigeaud holds positions on various boards. He is Senior Advisor to
Apax Partners in France. He also serves on the Board of CEPS (Centre d'Etude
et Prospective Stratégique), an independent and multidisciplinary think tank
based in France, and he is advisor to the National Committee of French Foreign
Trade (CNCCEF). In 2007, Mr. Bourigeaud was appointed Affiliate Professor at
HEC School of Management in Paris and he is a member of HEC's International
Advisory Board. In 2004, he was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Bourigeaud to the CGI Board of
Directors," said Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman. "His vast
experience in information technology, finance and consulting, and his
understanding of the global market place will contribute to the execution of
our global strategy. I look forward to collaborating closely with him on the
realization of CGI's goals."
Mr. Bourigeaud replaces Mr. C. Wesley M. Scott who is stepping down from
the board after seven years of service. This leaves the total number of CGI
Directors at 14.
"I would like to thank Mr. Scott for his valuable counsel," added
Mr. Godin. "His experience and financial acumen have both contributed to CGI's
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business
process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United
States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North
America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at
$3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 billion.
CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included
in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information
Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
For further information:
For further information: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355