is the president and CEO
and was part of the team that founded the Nasdaq-100
company in 1994. In 2007, at the age of 38, he took over from Lakshmi Narayanan
, who was promoted to Vice Chairman. Francisco D'Souza is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the software services sector.
He is a person of Indian origin
(PIO), born in Nairobi
in 1968, and has lived in 11 countries. His father was a diplomat with Indian Foreign Services
. Francisco D'Souza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of East Asia and a Master of Business Administration
degree from Carnegie-Mellon University
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Francisco D'Souza has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology
industry, in both operational and advisory roles. Effective January 1, 2007, D'Souza was appointed President
and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors
. He oversees much of the operations and business development of the company, working closely with Cognizant clients who are using offshore resources to execute large software development and maintenance projects.
At Cognizant, which he joined in its early days, D'Souza was elected Chief Operating Officer in December 2003. Prior to that, from November 1999 to December 2003, he served as Senior Vice President, North American Operations and Business Development. From March 1998 to... Read More