Cognizant Technology Solutions has restructured its Global Growth Markets (GGM) by appointing two internal leaders who will share responsibility. The move follows the exit of former GGM leader Rob Walker in July and is one of the leadership changes the company has seen in recent times. GGM refers to the company’s emerging markets outside North America.

“More than half of our company’s market opportunities are outside the US, and our global growth markets focus on improving our strategic positioning with clients and making the most of this opportunity will accelerate Cognizant’s revenue growth.” important to us – which is one of our company’s top priorities.” Cognizant Chief Executive Officer Ravi Kumar S said in an internal note to employees.

Kumar added, “GGM represents a vast geographic range and since almost all GGM markets will grow in 2023, we have an obligation to appropriately scale them for future opportunities – further globalizing Cognizant’s footprint And channel that energy into a growth mindset.”

Manoj Mehta and Jane Livesey will, with immediate effect, lead the two GGM units and join the Executive Committee, reporting directly to the CEO.

Mehta has been named Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), representing the company’s commercial and distribution interests in Northern, Central and Southern Europe; Middle East; Africa; and UK and Ireland.

Mehta has been with Cognizant for 18 years in various roles such as leading its global large deals team, global head of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things, interim head of GGM and commercial leadership roles in Continental Europe and Benelux.

Livesey has been named head of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), representing commercial and distribution interests in Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China, India and Japan. Livesey previously ran Cognizant’s ANZ region and joined the company in August 2020 from PwC, where she led their Australian technology consulting practice. Prior to PwC, she was at Accenture for 12 years in various Asia Pacific leadership roles.

“We are fortunate that we have an exceptionally strong team of experienced regional leaders at GGM, and Jane and Manoj have my full trust and support. They will continue to drive Cognizant’s growth strategy — strategic growth accounts, acquisitions, large deals, brand breakthroughs — but will imprint unique regional specifics on that strategy in each of their regions to better help accelerate revenue growth.” Kumar said.

“Our EMEA and APJ teams will continue to be supported by a shared GGM office, corporate functions, service lines, strategy and development, and industry-leading infrastructure. Manoj and Jain will be joining these teams in the near future to decide the way forward,” said Kumar.


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