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DIRECTOR
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COMMITTEES

Since 2017

61

United States

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Joseph M. Velli

Former Senior Executive Vice President of The Bank of New York

Joseph M. Velli joined Cognizant’s Board of Directors in December 2017. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President and a member of the Senior Policy Committee of The Bank of New York (now BNY Mellon). During his 22-year tenure with The Bank of New York, Joe held a number of other positions, including heading Global Issuer Services, Global Liquidity Services, Pension and 401(k) Services, Consumer and Retail Banking and Correspondent Clearing and Securities Services. Most recently, following his tenure with The Bank of New York, he served from 2006 to 2013 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Convergex Group, LLC, a provider of software platforms and technology-enabled brokerage services. Prior to joining The Bank of New York, Joe was head of Citibank’s Depositary Receipt business.

Since 2007 Joe has served on the Board of Directors of Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing services, where he is Chair of the Corporate Development Advisory Committee, Chair of the Investment Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation and Governance Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of Computershare Limited, a global provider of corporate trust, stock transfer, employee share plan and mortgage servicing services, since 2014 and is currently Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Acquisition Committee and the Nominating Committee. Joe previously served on the Board of Directors of E*TRADE Financial Corporation from 2010 to 2014.

Joe has served as a Senior Advisor of Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, since 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for William Paterson University.

Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.