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Michael Patsalos-Fox

Chairman of Cognizant’s Board of Directors
Former CEO of Stroz Friedberg and Former Chair, the Americas and Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company

Michael Patsalos-Fox joined Cognizant’s Board of Directors in July 2012 and was elected Chairman of the Board in September 2018. He is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Vidyo, Inc., a video telehealth platform provider, a position he held from 2014 to 2019, and the former Chief Executive Officer of Stroz Friedberg, Inc., a global cyber security firm, a position he held from 2013 to 2016.

Until February 2013 Michael was a Senior Partner at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 32 years. During his tenure at McKinsey, Michael served on its Board of Directors for 12 years. He also served on the firm’s Operating Committee. Michael led the Americas Region, the New York and New Jersey offices, the North American Corporate Finance and Strategy practice and the European Telecoms practice. From 2009 through June 2012 Michael led McKinsey’s new business growth opportunities around data, analytics and software.

Born in Cyprus, Michael has lived in Australia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences and Pure Mathematics from Sydney University in Australia and an MBA degree with distinction from the International Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.