Cognizant has appointed former Wipro healthcare head Jeff Heenan-Jalil as head of its healthcare division, as the company continues to restructure its business.
Heenan-Jalil left Wipro in September 2018 and took over as CEO of Europe for automation services company IPSoft. He joined Cognizant in July, his profile professional networking site LinkedIn shows. A Cognizant spokesperson confirmed the move.
“This is a very significant move for Heenan-Jali. Healthcare generates about 30% of Cognizant’s revenue, well over four times the size of Wipro’s healthcare segment and dwarfing privately-held IPSoft’s revenue,” Anthony Miller, at research firm TechMarketView, said in a note.
Prior to Wipro, Heenan-Jalil led the position of global head of analytics service line, advanced technologies group. Before that he headed the telecom equipment vendor business. He started working with Wipro in 2007 to head the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare division for Europe.