News: Cognizant India Chairman elevated as President, Digital Business and Technology

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Cognizant India Chairman elevated as President, Digital Business and Technology

Rajesh Nambiar will continue to hold the position of India Chairman as well.
Cognizant India Chairman elevated as President, Digital Business and Technology

Cognizant India Chairman Rajesh Nambiar has been named as President, Digital Business and Technology (DB&T) of the US-based IT major. He succeeds Malcolm Frank, who will retire from the company with effect from September 1, 2021.

In a regulatory filing, Cognizant stated, "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.”.

Rajesh Nambiar, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Cognizant India, has been appointed President (Digital Business and Technology) effective June 4, 2021, succeeding Frank, it added.

Nambiar will continue to hold the position of India chairman as well. Meanwhile, Frank will remain an employee through his retirement date of September 1, 2021 to help with the transition.

Rajesh had been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant’s India operations and a member of its Executive Committee effective November 9, 2020. Prior to Cognizant, he was with Ciena, a networking, systems, and software company, where he served as the Chairman and President of India operations. He has also worked with IBM and Tata Consultancy Services.

Rajesh comes with deep and rich expertise in technology, commercial, and delivery and brings with him a deep knowledge of applications, data, AI, analytics, infrastructure, cloud, and consulting to his new role, as per Cognizant Chief Executive Officer Brian Humphries. He further added that with Rajesh being based in India, it will bring the added benefit of driving better DB&T alignment with delivery.

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