US-based IT giant Cognizant has promoted Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as the Chairman and Managing Director of its India operations. Having worked with the company for more than two decades, Ramamoorthy will report directly to Cognizant’s Executive committee in his new role.
Ramamoorthy had been instrumental in enhancing several of Cognizant’s India-based portfolios, according to an email sent to employees from Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries. Areas such as marketing and communications, market research and intelligence, knowledge management, and public affairs were some of the fields where Ramamoorthy’s work made an impact.
In his capacity as the Executive Director at Cognizant India, Ramamoorthy was at the helm of Cognizant Foundation and Cognizant Outreach.
Prior to his extensive work at Cognizant, Ramamoorthy was with Tata Consultancy Services and had also been a lecturer in India’s two pioneering colleges and also went on to become the Principal for one of them.
As India’s operations become Cognizant’s ‘prized asset,’ Humphries considers the country as Cognizant’s hub of global delivery, innovation, and solutioning.
“We are fortunate to have many talented and engaged colleagues in India, more that 2,00,000 in all, who excel at serving our clients,” he added.
Ramamoorthy will be setting up a management committee and an operating committee for India in the upcoming weeks.
“These committees will help us further strengthen our operations in the country, proactively advance our agenda as we engage with the media and government, drive greater diversity and inclusion throughout our organization…and work to accelerate Cognizant’s topline growth,” Humphries added.
As of end of June 2019, Cognizant’s global headcount stood at about 288,200 people. India seems to have played a crucial role in the company’s growth, according to Ramamoorthy—from $ 2 Mn to $ 16 Bn in revenue.
“It is both a privilege and an honour to lead India’s operations to our next level of growth and innovation, driven by the digital opportunity,” Ramamoorthy added.
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