Rob Walker Promoted to President, Global Growth Markets
Rob Walker, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant

London, June 9, 2022, Cognizant announced today that Rob Walker will lead the Global Growth Markets (GGM) organization and become a member of Cognizant’s Executive Committee effective immediately. He succeeds Ursula Morgenstern, who will be leaving Cognizant.

Walker joined Cognizant in January 2021 as Managing Director of United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I), leading all aspects of Cognizant’s operations in the market, including strategic planning, commercial development and client delivery. Under his leadership, Cognizant’s UK&I revenue grew 17% in FY21.

In his new role as GGM President, Walker will focus on driving profitable growth across Europe and Asia Pacific by accelerating investment in digital, investing in talent, and expanding Cognizant’s on and offshore delivery footprint to best serve our clients around the world.

“More than half of our company’s market opportunity for high-growth digital services lies outside North America. That’s why globalizing Cognizant is one of our four strategic initiatives aimed at accelerating growth in the years ahead,” said Brian Humphries, Chief Executive Officer. “Rob has been doing an exceptional job driving top-line growth in the UK, our second largest country and about a third of our international business. I am confident Rob will help us meaningfully accelerate growth in GGM in the years ahead.”

“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead GGM at such an exciting time in Cognizant’s journey. Driving international growth is a key strategic objective of the company, and I am confident we have the right team in place to accomplish that goal. We will continue to invest in our brand, our people and our digital portfolio to win in the market,” said Walker.

Walker has 25 years of experience advising clients, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 firms, across a wide range of sectors and industries, such as technology, media and telecommunications, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and consumer products. Before joining Cognizant, he served as UK&I Consulting Markets Lead for Ernst & Young’s consulting practice, a $700 million business, where he was responsible for the firm’s growth and go-to-market strategies.

A chartered accountant, Rob earned a BA in Economics from Newcastle University.

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