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    Ramkumar Ramamoorthy

Ramkumar Ramamoorthy

Strategic Advisor


Ramkumar Ramamoorthy is a Partner with Catalincs. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant (Nasdaq-100 and Fortune 200 company) in India and was responsible for the company’s largest global operations footprint with over 200,000 employees, spanning 13 cities.

Ramkumar has over 33 years of experience in the information technology industry as well as in academia. During his 22 years with Cognizant, he incubated, nurtured and grew more than half a dozen portfolios and held various leadership positions in the company including Executive Director, Chief Knowledge Officer and SVP (Marketing). Prior to joining Cognizant, Ramkumar worked for Tata Consultancy Services.

Ramkumar spent the first six years of his professional career as an academician and continued to stay in touch with the academia through his long career in the industry. In the past three decades, he has been on academic leadership boards of several universities, academic bodies and institutions including the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the IT/BPM Skill Sector Council of NASSCOM, VIT University, Xavier Institute of Management, the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Krea University, Chennai Mathematical Institute, and University of Madras.

Ramkumar has had long association with several professional and trade bodies in India. He is a Past President of the 187-year old Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and a past Vice-Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in India. He has also worked closely with other leading chambers of commerce in India including the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Associated Chambers of Commerce in India (ASSOCHAM), US-India Business Council (USIBC) and US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).