Canadian IT and business consulting services firms, CGI plans to hire nearly 15,000 people in India over the next four to five years.
CGI offers an extensive global delivery network made up of numerous centres of excellence strategically located around the world to meet the needs of our clients. In India, there are over 15,000 professionals working out of eight offices in major cities, including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
CGI mainly delivers services to the India offices of global clients here. It earns half of its revenue from managed IT services or outsourcing. “So, we double the size of CGI every three to four years or five…And the big winner from that point of view in terms of market presence would be obviously India because the country is really at the core of the solutions,” said Serge Godin, founder and executive chairman of CGI, in conversation with Economic Times
He added “So, it means that we should probably double globally. Here in India, we should exceed at that pace,”
The Company which has made 110 acquisitions in the past four decades, may look at acquisitions in India too, Godin said, without disclosing details. He said enterprise tech services companies that are located near some of its clients could complement growth.
The company is facing a talent shortage in India. It has active relationships with universities through industry body Nasscom and follows a hire-and train model like other tech services firms. As businesses transform themselves digitally, the IT services companies need to be located closer to clients. This is changing the fundamental outsourcing model followed by technology services providers, Godin said.
CGI founded in 1976, it is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions.