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Since 2023



  • Finance and Strategy (member)
  • Governance and Sustainability (member)

Abraham (Bram) Schot

Former Chairman and CEO of Audi AG

Abraham (Bram) Schot brings to Cognizant’s Board of Directors international operational, managerial and technology expertise gained over more than three decades in the automotive industry, including management positions at DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Audi.

Key skills and qualifications:

  • International business development
  • Operations management
  • Public company leadership

Relevant experience:

Bram joined Cognizant’s Board in April 2023. From 2011 to 2020, he worked for the Volkswagen AG group of companies, including most recently as the Chairman and CEO of Audi AG, member of the Group Board of Volkswagen AG, Chairman Premium Car Group, Chief Commercial Officer Volkswagen Group and Vice Chairman Porsche Holding Salzburg in Austria from 2018 to 2020. Earlier, he served as a member of the Board of Management of Audi AG from 2017 to 2018 and as a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen CV from 2011 to 2016. Prior to that, Bram held several director and senior leadership roles within Mercedes-Benz and Daimler AG in Italy and the Netherlands.

Bram has served on the boards of directors of Shell plc, a global energy company, since 2022, and Signify NV, a multinational lighting company, since 2021. He joined the board of directors of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, a luxury goods holding company commonly known as Richemont, in 2023. He has also held senior advisory roles with various companies, including Carlyle Group, and has been an Associate Professor of Practice in Corporate Strategy at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy since 2021.

Bram holds an MBA from the University of Bradford, England.