George D. Schindler is President and Chief Executive Officer of CGI and serves as a member of its Board of Directors. Since his appointment to the position in October 2016, he has led the development and implementation of the company’s “Build and Buy” profitable growth strategy to strengthen CGI’s market position as one of the world’s leading global business and strategic IT consulting services firms.
Together with his global leadership team, Mr. Schindler guides CGI’s consultants and professionals as they partner with clients to lead, innovate, and deliver on the transformational power of technology in a digitally connected world. A particular focus of Mr. Schindler’s is enabling everyday innovation at the project level to help clients achieve tangible business returns on their digitization investments.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Schindler served as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2015, when he led the company’s global operations.
Mr. Schindler has served in numerous leadership roles across CGI’s operations and its end-to-end services portfolio. He joined CGI through the company’s acquisition of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) and subsequently led the strategy and growth of the U.S. business serving commercial and government clients. In prior leadership roles, Mr. Schindler led the company’s Canadian operations, its portfolio of banking and investments intellectual property (IP), and was responsible for operations in the Greater New York region.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Schindler served as President of CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary serving U.S. government clients. As President, he led the integration of a $1 billion acquisition, adding capabilities and scale to the overall U.S. business.
Mr. Schindler is a prominent industry leader and a champion of collaborative, inclusive team building as well as philanthropy and community engagement in the local communities where CGI professionals live and work. Notably, under his leadership, the company has announced its climate commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and the firm’s positive progress is demonstrated by CGI’s inclusion in top indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and through a platinum rating by EcoVadis which placed CGI among the top 1% of companies for sustainable business practices.
Mr. Schindler is based at the company’s global headquarters in Montréal, and frequently speaks and writes about technology and business strategy topics. Mr. Schindler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University. In 2021, Mr. Schindler also received a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from McGill University in recognition of his contributions to the betterment of society.
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