Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Francisco D’Souza is Cognizant’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. As CEO, Francisco is responsible for managing Cognizant’s growth as a leading provider of global consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services.
During Francisco’s tenure as Cognizant’s Chief Executive, revenues have grown from US$1.4 billion to over US$7 billion and the ranks of our employee base has grown from 55,000 to over 150,000. As a result of this strong growth, Cognizant has been named a member of the S&P 500, the Fortune 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and one of Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies. Francisco joined Cognizant as a co-founder in 1994 – the year it was started as a division of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation.
Francisco is a member of the Board of Directors of General Electric Company. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, the Board of Trustees of The New York Hall of Science and the Board of Trustees of the US India Business Council. He is a member of the World Economic Forum, Business Roundtable, and the Science Visiting Council for the acclaimed PBS science program, NOVA.
The son of an Indian diplomat, Francisco is a global citizen who has lived in nine different countries and traveled to many others. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of East Asia and his MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.