Capgemini Energy LP, a joint venture formed by Capgemini America Inc. and TXU Corp., began operation on Thursday with a complete leadership structure drawn from both parent companies.

TXU signed a $3.5 billion, 10-year agreement in May with Capgemini to form the new company (see Daily GPI, May 19). Under the agreement, about 2,700 employees will be transferred from TXU to Capgemini. TXU will own less than 3% of the company and will have the right to sell all of its interest when the contract ends.

The company will provide information technology, call center, billing, human resources, supply chain and accounts payable, and finance and accounting services to TXU and other energy companies.

Capgemini selected Bob Pryor, its former president of outsourcing services, as its CEO. Elizabeth Lavalley, who most recently served as TXU’s senior vice president of information technology, will be the company’s COO.

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