Ravi Kumar S, a former employee of Infosys, has been appointed President at Cognizant. He will join the firm on January 16, 2023, the company said in a US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.
He resigned from Infosys last week, where he held the position of President for 20 years. In his role as President, Ravi led the Infosys Global Service Organisation across all global industry segments.
“The Board of Directors placed on record their deep appreciation for the services rendered by Ravi Kumar S. for his contributions to the company,” Infosys said in a filing with the stock exchanges.
According to the reports, the appointment of Ravi Kumar S at Cognizant may eventually lead him to become CEO in the future.
“Kumar, who has over 20 years of experience in the consulting, process, and technology transformation space, joins Cognizant from Infosys, where he was previously the president,” Cognizant said.
“During these 20 years, I was blessed to work with wonderful people, great leaders, an extraordinary mix of experiences, running a diverse set of roles globally, imbibing a lifelong learning culture, and enjoyed the entrepreneurial spirit of this wonderful platform Infosys. I’m deeply indebted and very grateful to everyone involved in my journey. A lot of friends for life, great experiences, emotional moments, and so many milestones we celebrated together will stay forever in my memories,” Ravi Kumar wrote in a LinkedIn post.
In addition to this appointment, the company also announced the appointment of Prasad Sankaran as the new head of the Software and Platform Engineering practice area. He will join the company on November 1, 2022. Sankaran joins Cognizant from Brain & Company, where he was positioned as Senior Vice President and leader in the firm’s Enterprise Technology global practice.
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Cognizant is an American Multinational Information Technology services and consulting company of which many employees are in India. The company’s attrition rate is high as of now, and it has been losing market share in key accounts. It seems like it is time for the company to hire someone experienced who will take it to heights.