Who is Ravi Kumar S? Former Infosys President and Cognizant’s new CEO!

Cognizant welcomes Ravi Kumar S, former Infosys president, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Let’s get to know the CEO better.
Who is Ravi Kumar S? Former Infosys President and Cognizant’s new CEO!
Who is Ravi Kumar S? Former Infosys President and Cognizant’s new CEO!

Cognizant recently appointed Ravi Kumar S as the giant’s new Chief Executive Officer on January 12. The man replaces Brian Humphries in the IT company.

 

Ravi Kumar S has devoted two decades of his life to Infosys as the President and COO of the company. He left Infosys in October 2022. Next, he entered Cognizant as the President of Cognizant Americas.

 

Cognizant analysts realized that the company needs leadership changes, and thus, they considered Kumar for the position of Chief Executive Officer.



Let's get to know Ravi Kumar S. better!

 

Talking about educational qualifications, Ravi Kumar S. obtained a bachelor’s degree from Shivaji University. Next, he did his Master’s in Business Administration from the Xavier Institute of Management, India.

 

He began his career at Bhabha Atomic Research Center as a nuclear scientist. The man then switched to being a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers after three years. Kumar then became the associate director at Cambridge technology partners for one year.

 

The man then switched to Oracle Corporation in the year 2000 as a business head.

 

2002 was the year when Kumar joined Infosys. There, he held a myriad of roles. These included the roles of an executive vice president, global head of the insurance, cards, and payments business unit, healthcare, global head of consulting, senior vice president, and systems integration.

 

At Infosys, the man oversaw the business operations not only in India, but also in Japan, China, and Latin America. He also led the Infosys Consulting Services subsidiaries and Infosys Public Services.

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What did Cognizant say about Kumar?

 

The company firmly believes that Kumar is a fit match for the position. Stephen J. Rohleder, Chair of the Board of Cognizant, made a statement saying, "The Board is focused on positioning Cognizant to reaccelerate growth and drive shareholder value." This shows the aspirations of the company for growth.

 

"As a proven leader with deep experience developing global talent and building a culture of success, we believe Ravi is the right person to take Cognizant into its next phase of growth. He brings world-class expertise in consulting, process, and technology transformation as well as demonstrated success in building businesses. We are highly confident he can build on Cognizant's portfolio of in-demand solutions, strong brand, and significant international expansion opportunity to unlock enhanced performance and growth," he added.

 

 

Talking about Brian,  Stephen J. Rohleder said , "Brian was a resilient leader, providing a steady hand as he steered the company through various challenges, including a global pandemic. We thank Brian for his many contributions to Cognizant, which have helped to position the company to capture a large, growing market and fuel profitable revenue growth. We believe now is the right time for new leadership to fully capitalize on these opportunities."

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FAQ

How old is Ravi Kumar S?

Ravi Kumar S's age is 48 years.

Who did Ravi Kumar S replace in Cognizant?

Ravi Kumar S is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IT giant Cognizant, replacing Brian Humphries.
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