Cognizant have announced that Rob Walker will join the company as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, effective January 1, 2021.
As a member of Cognizant’s global growth markets leadership team, Rob will be based in London and lead all aspects of Cognizant’s operations in UK&I, including strategic planning, commercial development, and client delivery.
Rob has 24 years of experience advising clients, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 firms, across a wide range of sectors and industries, such as technology, media and telecommunications, advanced manufacturing and engineering, and consumer products. Before joining Cognizant, he served as UK&I Consulting Markets Lead for Ernst & Young’s consulting practice, a $700 million business, where he was responsible for the firm’s growth and go-to-market strategies.
Throughout a 14-year partner career at EY, he drove growth and turned around performance, working with a broad range of national, regional and global companies, while successfully building and leading highly effective teams. His has been on helping clients improve the efficiency of their business through the use of emerging technologies and digital capabilities.
A chartered accountant, Rob earned a BA in Economics from Newcastle University.
Rob Walker will report to Ursula Morgenstern, Cognizant’s Head of Global Growth Markets.
Ursula Morgenstern, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant: “The UK&I represent one of our biggest opportunities for growth and I am thrilled to welcome Rob to the Cognizant team as our new head of UK&I. We have a solid foundation in the region on which to build, and Rob’s leadership experience across both internal and client transformation roles will help us accelerate growth in the UK&I.”
Rob Walker, Managing Director, UK&I, Cognizant: “I am excited to be joining Cognizant and leading the business in UK&I. The past few months have spurred clients to speed up their digital transformations, having to modernize their businesses, innovate faster and become more agile. I now look forward to being part of a team with deep technology and industry expertise, a razor-sharp focus on clients and a strong desire to helping them succeed in their digital journeys.”