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John Kim

EVP, CLO, CAO and Corporate Secretary

John Kim has held the title of Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary since February 2024. This title change was made to better reflect his responsibilities after previously serving as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary beginning March 2021. In this role, he leads Cognizant’s legal, company secretary, compliance, corporate security, regulatory, ESG, global real estate, procurement, contract lifecycle risk management and strategic negotiation functions.

John joined Cognizant in November 2019 as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Commercial Contracts. Previously, he served as Global Head of Big Deals at Capgemini, U.S. Counsel for WNS Global Services and General Counsel for Travelport, a leading travel technology company, as well as a number of technology service companies.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Columbia University. He obtained his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he was a member of the Cornell Law Review.