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James Lennox - Chief People Officer at Cognizant

James Lennox (Jim)

Chief People Officer

Jim Lennox is Cognizant’s Chief People Officer. In this role, Jim works closely with our Leadership Team and Cognizant’s Board of Directors, acting as a trusted advisor on all talent matters. His responsibilities include the oversight of all people-related programs that impact Cognizant’s global professionals, including traditional talent management, learning and leadership development, talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions integration and mobility.

Immediately prior to assuming his current position, Jim served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer and Vice President, North America Human Resources. During his career at Cognizant, Jim has led the Workforce Management Team, served as Operations Director for our Banking and Insurance practices and acted as Chief of Staff to the company’s CEO. He has over 20 years of experience across professional services, human resources (HR), consulting and operations.

Prior to joining Cognizant in 2004, Jim held operational roles in various capacities for the North American region of Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young. This included operations, HR, resource management and recruiting. He started his career at Ernst & Young Consulting, advising clients on process improvement methodologies and business process reengineering initiatives.

Jim holds an MBA degree from Fordham University.