Bengaluru, NFAPost: Ursula Morgenstern has joined Cognizant as its president of Global Growth Markets (GGM) and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Committee effective December 14. She is based in London.
She joins Cognizant from Atos, where she previously served as head of Central Europe. Ursula Morgenstern 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, Ursula Morgenstern will focus on diversifying the company’s revenue mix across Europe and the 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.
Invest for growth
Expressing happiness over the new appointment, Cognizant CEO Brian Humphries said in the knowledge-based business, investing for growth starts with attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding talent.
“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,” said Brian Humphries
Ursula Morgenstern said she is extremely honoured to be joining Cognizant at such an exciting time across the globe and businesses are facing a tumultuous future due to Covid pandemic.
“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,” said Ursula Morgenstern.
Morgenstern is a passionate supporter of bridging the digital skills gap and assisting women to grow their careers in the technology sector.
Ursula Morgenstern is Cognizant’s President, Global Growth Markets, which covers all of Cognizant’s markets outside of North America.
In this role, Ursula plays an integral part in helping to further globalise Cognizant’s business across several dimensions: growing and diversifying the company’s revenue mix across targeted geographies, investing in strong local leadership and talent, and extending its delivery footprint to access the best talent globally and meet client demand.
Prior to joining Cognizant in December 2020, Ursula spent 16 years with Atos, a multinational informational technology services and consulting company, most recently as CEO of Atos Germany and Head of Atos Central Europe. Before Atos, Ursula was a partner with KPMG. Her other previous roles include General Manager of K&V Information Systems and Project Manager for Kiefer & Veittinger.
Ursula holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Mannheim and an MBA from York University (Toronto).