Cognizant India new Chief Rajesh Nambiar has taken charge as CMD

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Cognizant India new Chief Rajesh Nambiar has taken the charge as Chairman and Managing Director

On October 27, 2020 ― Cognizant had announced the appointment of Rajesh Nambiar as the Chairman and Managing Director of India and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Committee. As per schedule, Nambiar has taken charge of his new role on 9 November 2020.

Nambiar, an IT industry veteran joins Cognizant from Ciena India, where he was the Chairman and President. He has held the top position for over a year and a half.  

Rajesh is a global citizen, having lived and worked in India, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the U.S. His extensive general management, commercial, and delivery experience includes more than a dozen years with IBM and 18 years with Tata Consultancy Services.

At IBM, Rajesh was the General Manager and Global Leader for IBM’s Application Services Business, with oversight of an $8 billion global P&L. He also served on the board of IBM India and as a member of The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Executive Council while at IBM.

On his joining as CMD Rajesh said, “I am honoured being 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,” added Nambiar. “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.”


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