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Rajesh Nambiar - Cognizant

Rajesh Nambiar

Executive Vice President and Chairman, Cognizant India

Rajesh Nambiar is Executive Vice President and Chairman, Cognizant India.  In this role, he enhances relationships with government agencies, chambers of commerce, universities, the media and key policy-making bodies.

Prior to joining Cognizant in November 2020, Rajesh served as Chairman and President of Ciena India, a leading network solutions partner. He joined Ciena from IBM Application Services, where his positions included General Manager, Global Leader and Managing Partner of the Global Delivery & Services Integration Hub. Before joining IBM, Rajesh spent over 18 years at Tata Consultancy Services as a Regional Head in the eastern United States.

Rajesh is Vice Chairman of the ASOCIO, an ICT Federation organized by ICT associations representing 24 economies throughout the Asia Pacific. He has served on the Executive Council of NASSCOM, the premier trade association of Indian IT and BPO companies.

He holds a master’s degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also completed the JLDP, a prestigious leadership program conducted by Fortune 500 CEOs.