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Cognizant CEO on GE board

Chennai, Feb. 16: Global conglomerate General Electric has inducted Francisco D’Souza, chief executive officer of Nasdaq-listed Cognizant, into its board as a director.

“Frank D’Souza brings great perspective as a leader and a pioneer in services and software. Our focus on helping customers achieve greater productivity through GE technologies make his views all the more valuable for our company,” GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said in a statement.

After D’Souza’s induction as an independent director, the General Electric board will have 19 members, 17 of whom are independent.

“I am honoured to join the board of GE — a company that has been an icon of innovation and management since it was founded,” D’Souza said.

D’Souza is one of the founders of Cognizant and has been its CEO since 2007. He is also a director of the US-India Business Council and a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

 
 
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