Schindler will also join the company’s board of directors and succeed Michael Roach, whoÂ will continue to serve on the board after he retires from the chief executive post Sept. 30, CGIÂ said Thursday.
“George was identified by the board more than five years ago as a strong candidate for the CEO role, ” saidÂ 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, Â Schindler worked asÂ president of CGI’sÂ U.S. business, where he led the delivery of a range of technology and business services to commercial and government customers.
HeÂ also served as president of CGI FederalÂ from 2006 to 2011 and led efforts toÂ integrate a $1 billion acquisition into the federal group.
The nearlyÂ three-decade industry veteran joined CGI upon the company’s acquisition ofÂ American Management Systems, where he previously held North America-based management and consulting positions.