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Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran - Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India at Cognizant

Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran (Chandra)

Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India

Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran is Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India. Chandra focuses on relationships with industry bodies such as the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and on driving strategic initiatives that fortify Cognizant’s outreach to the government and others in India. He also works to strengthen our business relationships and technology, deliver thought leadership and lead teams to achieve greater levels of client intimacy.

Since joining Cognizant in 1994 Chandra has played a variety of roles in developing our value proposition and executing our public relations strategy. He previously served as Group Chief Executive, Technology & Operations, leading our solutions and global delivery teams worldwide. Chandra was responsible for growing Cognizant’s capacity, expanding our global delivery network, achieving greater excellence in delivery management through process and quality initiatives, and proactively nurturing key alliances and business partnerships. He also served as President and Managing Director of Global Delivery, where he was instrumental in implementing a vertical structure in Cognizant’s core business and introducing specialized service offerings.

Chandra holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Trichy (formerly the Regional Engineering College) in India and an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is a 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Institute of Technology Trichy and 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIM Bangalore.