Executive Director, Cognizant India
Ramkumar is Executive Director, India at Cognizant. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic direction to the company’s business-enabling functions in India. In addition, he has global ownership for strengthening Cognizant’s PURPOSE, one of the key tenets of the company’s 2020 strategy. By harmonizing the company’s educational and social initiatives, he is responsible for driving socio-economic changes in the local communities of the 50+ countries that Cognizant operates in.
Ramkumar has about 28 years of experience in information technology, journalism and academia. During the past 19 years with Cognizant, he has helped architect and shape Cognizant’s brand and leadership position by handling an integrated portfio of media relations, influencer relations, corporate and government affairs, market research and competitor intelligence, branding, investor relations, and knowledge management.
In the past few years, Ramkumar has been the national Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), a member of the General Committee of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), and a member of the Tamil Nadu State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), promoting trade and commerce, and driving public policy with ministries, embassies, and consulates. Ramkumar is a member of the governing academic council of VIT University and a consulting advisor to the Skills Sector Council of NASSCOM.