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Cognizant appoints Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman, MD of India unit

Cognizant appoints Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman, MD of India unit

Cognizant appoints Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman, MD of India unit
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By Kritika Saxena  Sept 17, 2019 11:56:25 AM IST (Updated)

IT giant Cognizant has appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as the chairman and managing director of its India business. Ramamoorthy, who has been with Cognizant for over 21 years, will be reporting directly to the company’s executive committee.

Global IT giant Cognizant has announced the appointments of Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman and managing director of Cognizant's India operations. Ramkumar will be reporting to the company's global executive committee and will be responsive for establishing a managing and operating committee in the company.

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Ramkumar, fondly known as Ram by his peers and colleagues, has played a key role in operational decisions in the company and has steered key strategic initiatives over the last 2 decades. He replaces the former India MD, R Chandrasekhar who retired earlier this year.
Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries announced Ramkumar's appointment in a communication to employees. "Many of you have come to know Ramkumar during his 21-plus years with our company. He’s played a leading role in developing many of our India-based portfolios, along with spearheading the activation of our corporate purpose through the work and generosity of Cognizant Foundation and Cognizant Outreach," he said.
Speaking about the India operations and what lies ahead, Humphries outlined the role that Ramkumar will play in the days to come. "In the weeks ahead, Ramkumar will be establishing both a Management Committee and an Operating Committee for India. 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 extend our corporate citizenship efforts and our reputation as an employer of choice as we work to accelerate Cognizant’s topline growth," he added
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