MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2014) - CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX:GIB.A) (GIB) announced today that, effective October 1, 2014, Francois Boulanger currently Senior Vice-president and Corporate Controller will assume the position of Executive-Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This follows the planned retirement of R. David Anderson, who will stay on in an advisory capacity through the end of January, 2015.
"As CFO since 2006, David has been a key member of our leadership team, and in the execution of our build and buy profitable growth strategy, resulting in CGI becoming a world leader with over $10 billion dollars in annual revenue," said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer. "As a leader, David's lasting contributions go well beyond the financial organization into all areas of our business operations and culture."
David Anderson added: "I would like to personally thank the Board of Directors, CGI Founders Serge Godin and André Imbeau as well as Michael Roach for the privilege of serving as CFO of this great company since 2006. Throughout my tenure at CGI and as CFO, I am proud to be part of a talented team that's aligned, committed and focused on the realization of the CGI dream."
François Boulanger has more than 25 years of experience in the technology and services industry. He joined CGI 16 years ago, and since held a number of senior finance roles, before being named corporate controller in 2006.
"Francois' professional experience, his intimate knowledge of CGI and his industry background make him well-suited for this key leadership position," added Michael Roach. "We look forward to the continued contribution he will make as he leads our global financial team worldwide."
Francois Boulanger will join the CGI Executive Committee and report to Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management, as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.