The board members of Cognizant have named Ravi Kumar S as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and also a member of the Board, with immediate effect. He succeeds Brian Humphries in both roles.
Ravi Kumar S joins Cognizant after a 20-year career at Infosys, where he held various leadership roles, most recently serving as President from January 2016 to October 2022.
“I am honored to join Cognizant, a company I have long admired for its dedicated client focus and its track record of innovation. I look forward to working with Steve, the rest of the Board, and the leadership team to capture the many opportunities ahead”, said Ravi Kumar S
I have watched Cognizant transform its business, expanding its digital portfolio and capabilities, strengthening client relationships and partnerships, and enhancing operational discipline. Cognizant is well-positioned for growth, and I’m excited to unlock the Company’s significant potential for our employees, clients, investors, and other stakeholders.” he added.
Ravi Kumar S, based in America, did his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Shivaji University and his MBA. from Xavier Institute of Management, India.
Ravi Kumar S has over 20 years of experience in technology consulting, incubating new practice lines, and developing new business models across industry segments.
Cognizant also announced that Stephen J. Rohleder, a member of Cognizant’s Board since March 2022, has been elected Chair of the Board.
Former Chair Michael Patsalos-Fox will remain on the Board as an independent director.
Rohleder joined the Board in March 2022 as part of the Board’s ongoing Board refreshment process; during the last three years, the Board has added three new independent directors.
Cognizant had previously announced thatRavi Kumar S would join the Company as President of Cognizant Americas.
In connection with the CEO transition, Cognizant also announced that Surya Gummadi has been named President of Cognizant Americas.
“We believe Ravi is the right person to take Cognizant into its next phase of growth. He brings world-class expertise in consulting, process, and technology transformation as well as demonstrated success building businesses. We are highly confident he can build on Cognizant’s portfolio of in-demand solutions, strong brand, and significant international expansion opportunity to unlock enhanced performance and growth.” said, Chair of the Board Stephen J. Rohleder.
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