Cognizant appoints Ravi Kumar S as chief executive officer

Cognizant today announced the appointment of Infosys veteran Ravi Kumar S as CEO and a member of the Board, effective immediately.
Cognizant CEO Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar succeeds Brian Humphries. Cognizant did not reveal the reasons for the resignation of Brian Humphries from the CEO job.

Ravi Kumar joins Cognizant after a 20-year career at Infosys, where he held various leadership roles, most recently serving as President from January 2016 through October 2022.

Cognizant had previously announced that Kumar would join the Company as President, Cognizant Americas. Cognizant also announced that Surya Gummadi has been named President, Cognizant Americas. Surya Gummadi, a 24-year veteran of Cognizant, had held the role on an interim basis since July 2022 and previously served as SVP of Cognizant’s Health Sciences business segment.

Ravi Kumar earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Shivaji University and his M.B.A. from Xavier Institute of Management, India.

Cognizant today said it expects fourth quarter and full-year revenue of approximately $4.8 billion and $19.4 billion, respectively, compared to prior expectations of $4.72-$4.77 billion for the fourth quarter and $19.3 billion for the full year.

Cognizant will announce results for the fourth quarter of 2022 on Thursday, February 2, 2023.