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Since 2016


United Kingdom

Finance and Strategy

Jonathan Chadwick

Former CFO and COO of VMware

Jonathan Chadwick was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in April 2016. He was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of VMware, Inc., a virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions company, serving from November 2012 to April 2016.

Prior to joining VMware, Jonathan was Chief Financial Officer of Skype Technologies, S.A., an Internet communications company, as well as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation since its acquisition of Skype in October 2011. He joined Skype from security technology company McAfee, Inc., where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 to February 2011. From 1997 to 2010 Jonathan held various financial roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., including Senior Vice President, CFO—Global Customer Markets, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President, Corporate Finance & Planning. He also worked for accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand in various roles in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Jonathan has served on the Board of Directors of ServiceNow, Inc., a cloud computing company, since October 2016 and on the Board of Directors of Elastic, N.V., a provider of information technology and data analysis services, since August 2018. He currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee for each of these two companies.

Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.