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Capgemini Promotes Douglas Charles to Govt Solutions CEO

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Douglas Charles

Capgemini has promoted Douglas Charles, a vice president for North American applications services, to serve as CEO for its U.S. government solutions division.

The company said Charles, a five-year Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) veteran, will be responsible for Capgemini’s strategy and growth in U.S. public sector markets of areas of unemployment insurance, business information, independent verification and validation and consulting.

While at SAIC, he led the consulting and technical services line and then was promoted to lead SAIC’s 3, 000-person, $500-million global commercial operations business.

SAIC credits Charles with growing the consulting business to more than $150 million in revenue.

In a July 2010 interview with ExecutiveBiz, Charles discussed his work at SAIC to bring the company’s federal market experience in to the commercial sector in July 2010 (click here to read the full Q&A)

“Doug’s wealth of experience in technology consulting in both the public and private sectors, added by his keen knowledge of Capgemini’s leading solutions and technologies across the globe, reinforces Capgemini’s ability to serve the public sector in the United States, ” said Lanny Cohen, CEO of Capgemini’s North American applications unit.

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Lanny Cohen

Capgemini said Charles will divide his time between the company’s government solutions headquarters in Reston, Va. and its collaboration center in Washington.

Before joining SAIC, Charles spent 11 years with Ernst & Young and Capgemini in different positions, including senior account executive for some of Capgemini’s energy and utilities accounts.

Capgemini said Charles helped establish telecommunications offerings at Ernst & Young and then as VP and account executive for Capgemini’s emerging markets telecommunications practice.

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