Cognizant Indian President Rajesh Nambiar appointed Chief Digital Officer
BENGALURU: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. has appointed Rajesh Nambiar, chairman and managing director of India operations, as chairman of Digital Business & Technology (DB&T) effective June 4, the company said in a filing with the SEC. Nambiar will continue in his role in India.
Nambiar will replace Malcolm Frank, executive vice president and president, Digital Business & Technology, who on May 28 informed Cognizant of his intention to retire effective September 1 after spending 16 years with the company.
“Malcolm has built a reputation inside and outside Cognizant as a futurist and influential evangelist, and his foresight about the increasingly central role digital is playing in creating value has helped Cognizant to become one of the world’s leading technology services companies. I appreciate Malcolm’s leadership in our digital business, ”said Brian Humphries, CEO of Cognizant, in an internal memo to employees.
Cognizant’s digital business grew 15% in the first quarter ended March compared to last year and contributed 44% of total revenue, up from 39% in the same period last year.
Humphries said Nambiar has established himself as a “trusted leader” among 200,000 associates in India. “This goes well beyond his exceptional work in developing and leading Operation C3-Cognizant Combats Covid-19.” Operation C3 is the company’s rapid response program to fight the pandemic by protecting the health and safety of its employees and their families.
Nambiar brings in-depth knowledge of applications, data, artificial intelligence, analytics, infrastructure, cloud and consulting to his new role, Humphris said.
Earlier in his career, Nambiar was the global leader in IBM application services, where he was responsible for an $ 8 billion income statement that included data, AI and analytics, oversaw the creation of technology practices and managed cost-effective delivery for thousands of customers. Prior to that, as a global delivery leader for IBM, Rajesh built the company’s next generation of globally integrated delivery capabilities across all global delivery centers and led a team of 90,000 practitioners.
“Having him (Nambiar) based in India will bring the added benefit of better DB&T alignment with delivery,” said Humphries.
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