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Rajeev Mehta - President at Cognizant

Rajeev Mehta (Raj)


Rajeev Mehta is the President of Cognizant. Raj is responsible for the overall profit and loss of Cognizant’s operations, leading the global industry and geographic business units, as well as consulting, digital services and systems and technology solutions. His responsibilities also include the offices of the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief People Officer, focusing on talent, utilization, performance and ongoing operational excellence. Additionally, he manages the company’s emerging business accelerator unit and other special initiatives dedicated to building new solutions for our clients. As a long-term veteran of Cognizant, Raj remains passionate about delivering on our promise of helping clients build stronger businesses in the new digital era and maintaining our longstanding culture of deep customer centricity.

Raj joined Cognizant in 1997 and has consistently contributed to our industry-leading growth. Prior to his current role Raj served as Chief Executive, IT Services, leading industry, geographic and delivery operations on a global basis to provide excellence through process and quality initiatives. He also served as COO of Cognizant’s Global Client Services and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cognizant’s Banking & Financial Services, two of our largest businesses, with full profit and loss responsibility. Earlier in his tenure Raj was responsible for establishing the U.S. Central Region, securing early relationships with some of Cognizant’s largest clients.

Raj holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Carnegie Mellon University.