Archana Deskus Appointed New Independent Director to Cognizant’s Board of Directors

9th March 2020 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Archana Deskus

New Delhi, 9th March, 2020: Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) has said that on March 5, 2020, it has appointed Archana Deskus as a new independent director to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Deskus’ appointment takes the number of women directors on Cognizant’s board to four. The other women directors on the board include Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Sandra S. Wijnberg and Vinita Bali.

Currently, Deskus serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Intel Corporation. Prior to Intel, she served as chief information officer for several other global companies in the technology, industrials, energy and consumer products industries, including: HP Enterprise, an information technology company; Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company; Ingersoll Rand, an industrial manufacturing company; Timex Group USA, a watch manufacturing company; and North America HVAC, part of Carrier Corporation, a heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions company.

Deskus also figures on the board of Nasdaq-listed East West Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for East West Bank, the largest independent bank in Southern California. She also serves on the board of East West Bank.

Michael Patsalos-Fox, Cognizant’s Chairman of the Board, said “Archana Deskus brings to the Cognizant board extensive experience as a CIO, setting and leading the technology strategy for large, global corporations.”

“Her expertise in driving business transformation and innovation in large scale leading technology companies will be a great addition to our board,” he added.

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