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Vinita Bali

Former Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Britannia Industries Ltd., and Former Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company

Vinita Bali was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in February 2020. She is a global business leader with extensive experience in successfully leading large multinational corporations in senior business and marketing roles. Vinita was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Britannia Industries Ltd., an India-based food company, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to Britannia, she spent most of her career serving in leadership roles across the world for The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes Plc. Vinita spent nearly a decade with Coca-Cola in several roles, including Vice President and Head, Corporate Strategy, based in the United States, President, Andean Division, based in Chile, and Worldwide Marketing Director, based in the United States. Prior to that, she spent 14 years with Cadbury, serving in senior marketing roles across a number of geographies, including South Africa, Nigeria, India and the U.K.

Vinita currently serves on the boards of directors for two companies listed on the National and Bombay Stock Exchanges in India: Syngene International Ltd., a research and manufacturing company, since 2017; and CRISIL Ltd., a global analytical company providing ratings, research as well as risk and policy advisory services, since 2014. Since May 2021, she has  also served on the board of directors of  SATS Ltd., Asia's leading provider of food solutions and gateway services, which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. She previously served on the boards of directors of several other companies listed on the NYSE or exchanges in India.

Vinita holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and an MBA degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in India.