Hyderabad, Jul 18 : Cognizant, one of the World’s leading professional services companies, on Thursday announced that Ms Sandra Wijnberg has been appointed as a new Independent Director to its Board , with effect from July 16.
The 62-year-old MsWijnberg, was most recently an Executive Advisor to Aquiline Holdings LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, from 2015 to 2019, and from 2007 to 2014 was a partner and Chief Administrative Officer at the firm, US-based Cognizant said in a statement.
She was previously Chief Financial Officer at Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc.; Treasurer and interim Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer, KFC Corporation at PepsiCo, Inc.; and spent the early part of her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
Ms. Wijnberg is a member of the Boards of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. She previously served on the Boards of Tyco International plc (now Johnson Controls International plc) and Tyco Electronics Ltd. (now TE Connectivity Limited).
Commenting on her appointment, Cognizant Board’s Chairman Michael Patsalos-Fox, said “We believe Sandra’s broad financial and professional services experience will make a significant contribution to Cognizant.
From 2014 to 2015, Ms. Wijnberg was Deputy Head of Mission, Jerusalem for the Office of the Quartet (comprised of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia) to advance the Quartet’s Palestinian economic development mandate.
She was a member of Paradigm for Parity, a trustee of The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and a Director for numerous non-profit organizations.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. (UNI)