Schindler will also join the company’s board of directors and succeed Michael Roach, who will continue to serve on the board after he retires from the chief executive post Sept. 30, CGI said Thursday.
“George was identified by the board more than five years ago as a strong candidate for the CEO role, ” said Serge Godin, CGI founder and executive chairman.
“With 30 years of experience in consulting services, George has successfully managed large operations in IT and management consulting, ” Godin added.
Prior to his current role, Schindler worked as president of CGI’s U.S. business, where he led the delivery of a range of technology and business services to commercial and government customers.
He also served as president of CGI Federal from 2006 to 2011 and led efforts to integrate a $1 billion acquisition into the federal group.
The nearly three-decade industry veteran joined CGI upon the company’s acquisition of American Management Systems, where he previously held North America-based management and consulting positions.