Computer graphics raised two of its oldest and most prominent executives, Francois Boulanger and Steve Perronto new leadership positions.
Baker will president and chief operating officer and Perron will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the information technology consulting firm headquartered in Montreal, Que., said Friday. The pair of promotions is effective October 1st.
“The appointments of François and Steve to these new roles reflect their deep understanding of CGI’s business and the IT services industry,” said George SchindlerCEO and President of CGI.
Boulanger has been with the company for 24 years. He held positions such as vice president and controller, head of corporate accounting and shared services, before assuming his current role as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CGI eight years ago. . Boulanger helped establish the company’s financial management environment and oversaw the integration of organizations that merged with the company over the years.
Prior to joining CGI, he worked for Deloitte as well as IT services companies Alex Informatique and SHLSystem House.
As Chief Operating Officer, Boulanger will be responsible for CGI’s business in North American Commercial and State Government Affairs, Asia Pacific-based Global Service Delivery Centers of Excellence, and Global IP Services. Schindler attests that the leader’s track record of building global business for the company will strengthen his closing of new deals in North America and abroad.
Perron spent 23 years at CGI, rising through the ranks in various finance roles, including Vice President of Taxation, Vice President of Corporate Accounting and Taxation, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasury. His most recent role prior to his promotion was SVP and Corporate Controller.
As Chief Financial Officer, Perron will manage the entire financial portfolio of the company and lead the staff who carefully maintain the company’s accounts globally. He will report directly to Schindler, who hailed the executive as “an accomplished ambassador.”
Schindler also hailed Perron as a steadfast steward of CGI’s financial performance.
The new appointments of Boulanger and Perron follow the hiring of environmental consultant and atmospheric scientist Mark Flugge as responsible for sustainability and climate change at CGI’s federal subsidiary in March.