Cognizant India Chairman Rajesh Nambiar replaces EVP Malcolm Frank

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Cognizant India Chairman Rajesh Nambiar replaces EVP Malcolm Frank
Rajesh succeeds Malcolm Frank, Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business & Technology. He will continue as Chairman, Cognizant India.

Rajesh succeeds Malcolm Frank, Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business & Technology

IT major Cognizant has appointed Rajesh Nambiar, Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant India, as the President of Digital Business & Technology (DB&T), effective from Friday, June 4th, 2021

Rajesh succeeds Malcolm Frank, Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business & Technology. He will continue as Chairman, Cognizant India.

“On May 28, 2021, Malcolm Frank, Executive Vice President and President, Digital Business and Technology, notified Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation of his intent to retire, effective September 1, 2021,” Cognizant said in a regulatory filing.

Although Frank ceased to be an executive officer as of June 4, 2021, he will remain an employee through his retirement date of September 1, 2021 to assist with the transition, the filing noted.

Commenting on this, Brian Humphries, Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant said: “I’m delighted to appoint an internal leader with Rajesh’s operating rigor and wealth of experience to this critical and expansive role. Drawing on the depth and richness of his technology, commercial, and delivery background, Rajesh has quickly embodied our culture and established himself as a trusted leader among our 200,000 associates in India,”

“This goes well beyond his outstanding job of developing and leading Operation C3; Cognizant Combats COVID-19. Having him based in India will bring the added benefit of driving better DB&T alignment with Delivery,” Humphries said in an internal note.

Nambiar brings deep knowledge of applications, data, AI, analytics, infrastructure, cloud, and consulting to his new role. Prior to joining Cognizant last November, Rajesh was the Chairman and President of Ciena India, a leading network solutions partner.

Humphries further said, Nambiar being based in India will bring the added benefit of driving better DB&T alignment with delivery.

On 9th November 2020, The Company had appointed Rajesh Nambiar as the Chairman and Managing Director of India and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Committee after the resignation of the preceding Cognizant India Chief, Ramkumar Ramamoorthy.

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