Francisco D’Souza, Vice Chairman, Cognizant

Francisco D’Souza, Vice Chairman, Cognizant

Vice Chairman, Cognizant

Francisco D’Souza co-founded Cognizant in 1994 and served as the company’s CEO from January 2007 through March 2019. In addition to his tenure as CEO, he served as President from 2007 to 2012 and held a variety of senior management positions. Francisco serves on GE’s Board of Directors, where he is a member of the Governance & Public Affairs Committee and the Management Development & Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and as Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science. He is a member of the World Economic Forum and serves as the 2019 Chairman of the IT and Electronics Governors community at the Forum. Fortune magazine named Francisco a “Fortune Businessperson of the Year” for 2017, highlighting his mission to prioritize services that help clients adapt and keep pace with the digital revolution.