Rajeev Mehta appointed as Cognizant president

cogzinatCognizant Technology Solutions has appointed Rajeev Mehta as president of the company. He replaces 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.”
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 Cognizant’s 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 Cognizant’s largest clients.