Director

Age

Birthplace

Committees

Since 2009

United States

  • Audit (member)
  • Governance and Sustainability (member)

Maureen Breakiron-Evans

Former CFO of Towers Perrin

Maureen Breakiron-Evans brings accounting and auditing experience across several industries to Cognizant’s Board of Directors, having served as CFO of Towers Perrin, VP and General Auditor of Cigna, EVP and CFO of Inovant (part of Visa) and a partner at Arthur Andersen.

Key skills and qualifications:

  • Finance, accounting and risk management
  • Public company governance
  • Regulated industries
  • Security
  • Talent management

Relevant experience:

Maureen was elected to Cognizant’s Board in May 2009. She began her career as a financial auditor, ultimately serving as an Audit Partner with Arthur Andersen & Co. Subsequently, she served in senior executive positions in finance and technology at Transamerica Corp., Visa and Cigna Corporation before retiring as CFO of Towers Perrin in 2008.

Since 2015, Maureen has served on the Board of Directors of Ally Financial Inc., an internet bank. Maureen previously served on the Boards of Directors of Cubic Corporation, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and ING Direct.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master of Liberal Arts from Stanford University. She is also a certified public accountant in the state of Florida.