N. Lakshmi Narayanan

N. Lakshmi Narayanan

Director, Cognizant Foundation & Vice-Chairman, Cognizant

Our Foundation will work on such themes that would make Cognizant a socially responsible firm that builds communities with values and compassion.
Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan is a technology industry professional, with over 30 years of experience in Europe, India, and the United States. Lakshmi’s leadership experience includes corporate governance, customer relationship management, and organization strategy. As a founding member of Cognizant, Lakshmi has been responsible for providing leadership for the company’s high-touch customer relationship and delivery excellence model.

In his role as the Vice Chairman of Cognizant, Lakshmi guides strategic programs around customer advocacy, education, training, and leadership development. He is the past chairman of NASSCOM and was a member of the Board of U.S. India Business Council.

Lakshmi has received awards and recognition from the industry, media, and academia. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Science and has pursuits in inclusive growth, education, and non-profits through Cognizant Foundation and other institutions.

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