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Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni - Executive Vice President and President, Global Industries and Consulting at Cognizant

Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni (Prasad)

Executive Vice President and President, Global Industries and Consulting

Ramakrishna Prasad Chintamaneni was appointed Cognizant’s President, Global Industries and Consulting, in 2016. Prasad previously served for three years as Executive Vice President and President of Cognizant’s Banking & Financial Services (BFS) practice. In his current role, Prasad leads Cognizant’s vertical commercial organization, which includes all industry verticals and the global consulting business.

Prasad joined Cognizant in 1999 and established key relationships with many of Cognizant’s largest banking and financial services clients. Since 2011 until December 2013, Prasad served as Global Head of Banking and Financial Services practice, responsible for the global P&L, sales, business development, consulting, client relationship management and delivery. During Prasad’s tenure as the Global Practice Leader, Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services business has become one of the largest practices in the industry, earning Cognizant #4 on 2017 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Ranking.

Prior to joining Cognizant in 1999, Prasad spent seven years in the investment banking and financial services industry, including working at Merrill Lynch and its affiliates as an Investment Banker and member of Merrill’s Business Strategy Committee in India.

Prasad holds a Bachelor’s in Technology degree in Chemical Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in India.