Cognizant Technology Solutions has appointed Rajeev Mehta as president of the company. He replaced Gordon Coburn who resigned from the firm. Prior to that, Mehta was the CEO of IT services business responsible for market-facing activities across the company.
“Raj is a proven leader with strong client relationships forged over 20 years with the Company,” said Francisco D’Souza, CEO of the company. “For the past decade Raj has been responsible for leading our market-facing teams in delivering industry-leading growth. He has a deep understanding of new technologies and new delivery models, and their potential to fundamentally transform businesses. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Raj in the coming years as we execute on our Cognizant 2020 strategy focused on helping our clients become digital enterprises.”
“I am honored to assume this new role at an exciting time in Cognizant’s history,” said Raj Mehta. “Over the past year, we have designed and introduced a new operating model to support our strategic vision and growth. I look forward to working with our clients, our associates, and our business partners to take the company to the next level.”
As Chief Executive Officer, Raj was responsible for market-facing activities across the company as well as for delivery across Cognizant’s IT Services business. His prior roles at Cognizant include Group Chief Executive, Industries & Markets, where he was responsible for leading our industry vertical and geographic market operations on a global basis, and Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Services, where he was responsible for our sales, business development and client relationship management organizations. Raj earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mehta joined Cognizant in 1997. Prior to his current role, he served as group chief executive of industries & markets. He has also served as chief operating officer, global client services and senior vice president and general manager of financial services business unit with full P&L management and responsibility for our largest business. Earlier in his tenure, he was responsible for establishing the central region in the US and securing early relationships with some of it’s largest clients.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 244,300 employees as of June 30, 2016, A member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.