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Cognizant Ropes in Rajesh Nambiar as India Head

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Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services, appoints Rajesh Nambiar as the Chairman & Managing Director of India operations and a member of Cognizant's Executive Committee effective from 9th of November. Rajesh is an industry veteran with enormous global exposure across India, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US.

Brian Humphries, CEO, Cognizant, said in a statement, “We are pleased to welcome Rajesh to Cognizant and our Executive Committee. In the repositioned and elevated role of the India Chairman and Managing Director, Rajesh will strengthen our brand positioning in India and enhance our relationships with relevant Indian government agencies, chambers of commerce,

universities, the media, and key policy-making bodies, including NASSCOM. Rajesh will also serve as the Executive Committee representative of our nearly 200,000 associates in India. We are confident that his extensive industry and leadership experience will provide further momentum to our operations in India, which is a critical hub of Cognizant’s leading-edge delivery capabilities.”

I am honored to be part of Cognizant and look forward to contributing to the company’s growth as a member of the Executive Committee


Commenting on his appointment, Rajesh, added “I am honored to be part of Cognizant and look forward to contributing to the company’s growth as a member of the Executive Committee. Cognizant’s technology and delivery capabilities in India provide an immense competitive advantage to the company and its clients. My priority is to build upon Cognizant’s rich legacy of innovation, industry leadership, and client-centric employee culture to help the company engineer modern businesses that improve everyday life.”

After completing his Masters in Statistics (M.Stat) specialized in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (Information Technology) from Indian Statistical Institute, Rajesh kick started his career with TCS. After 17 years, he left TCS as the company’s head of operations in Eastern US. Rajesh joined IBM in 2006 and thrived in his professional through the ranks till he left the company in 2018. Before joining Cognizant, he also had a short stint with Ciena.

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