Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced that Ursula Morgenstern has joined the company as its president of Global Growth Markets (GGM) and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Committee effective December 14, 2020. She is based in London.
Morgenstern joins Cognizant from Atos, where she previously served as head of Central Europe. Her career at Atos spanned more than 16 years, where she held several roles, including CEO of Germany and UK/Ireland, as well as leading the Business & Platform Solutions global technology divisions.
At Cognizant, Morgenstern will focus on diversifying the company’s revenue mix across Europe and Asia Pacific by accelerating digital within Cognizant’s priority areas of digital engineering, AI and analytics, cloud, and IoT. She will also focus on investing in strong local leadership and talent, while extending the delivery footprint to access the best talent globally to meet client demand.
“In the knowledge-based business, investing for growth starts with attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding talent,” said Brian Humphries, CEO, Cognizant. “We are hiring the best, ensuring that Cognizant is operating with a harmonious, high-performing team of deeply experienced, client-centric leaders who share my commitment to getting Cognizant back on a growth trajectory. I am delighted to welcome Ursula, another exceptional leader, as our new head of Global Growth Markets.”
“I am extremely honoured to be joining Cognizant at such an exciting time,” said Morgenstern. “Global growth markets will be the powerhouse behind the next stage in Cognizant’s trajectory. The team is extremely driven and totally committed to helping clients on their digital journeys, engineering modern businesses that improve everyday life. I am also very keen to embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace and mentor women at Cognizant to fulfill their potential.”
Morgenstern is a passionate supporter of bridging the digital skills gap and assisting women to grow their careers in the technology sector.
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