Cognizant announced that its Board of Directors has elected Board member Michael Patsalos-Fox as its new Chairman. He succeeds John E. Klein, who has served as Chairman for nearly 15 years, and will remain a Board member.
Patsalos-Fox, 65, was elected to the Cognizant Board in July 2012 and serves on the Finance, Management Development and Compensation, and Nominating, Governance and Public Affairs committees. Until October 2013, he was a Senior Partner at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 32 years. During his tenure at McKinsey, he served on its Board of Directors for 12 years and was Chairman for the Americas for 6 years.
Patsalos-Fox is currently Chairman, President and CEO of Vidyo, a leading visual communications services provider.Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Stroz Friedberg, Inc., a global cyber security firm, a position he held from 2013 to 2016.
“I am very pleased to accept the position of Chairman as Cognizant continues to grow and build its digital leadership worldwide,” said Patsalos-Fox. “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank John for his outstanding leadership and countless contributions to Cognizant. I look forward to his continued guidance and insight.”