Cognizant COO Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary Announces To Step Down

Meanwhile, the company indicated recently and having a maybe- plan to execute future cuts in the workforce, including in senior roles


Srinivasan Veeraraghavachary, COO at Cognizant is set to quit from his job role and joining a slew of senior executives of the company who have quit the company since Brian Humphries took over as CEO last April.
He is a two-decade veteran at Cognizant, has led many roles including Global IT Corporate Security, and sales; he would remain in the organization till August.

"Shortly after I joined Cognizant, Srini and I discussed his career aspirations. He expressed his interest in transitioning out of Cognizant to pursue his next challenge, yet committed to stay in his role and provide his support for the next year," Humphries wrote in an email to employees last week.

At least a dozen senior executives have left the company including Santosh Thomas, EVP, president of Global Growth Markets earlier this year and Gajen Kandiah, president of Digital Business and Digital Engineering and Sumithra Gomatam, president of Digital Operation among others, last year.

Meanwhile, the company indicated recently that there could be future cuts in the workforce, including in senior roles Cognizant had to defer joining of campus recruits to September quarter. Humphries has hired former Unisys executive Lawrence Wieser as Chief Administrative Officer, who will also among other roles take over the sales operations led by Veeraraghavachary.

Weiser was Vice President of Global Operations at Unisys for the past 14 years where among other functions he was responsible for pricing of contracts

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