News: Capgemini’s CHRO – Global Head of HR to join Cognizant — People Matters


Dayanand Allapur,CHRO – Global Head of HR, Business Services at Capgemini is all set to move into his new role as Global Head of HR of Digital Operations with Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services company, transforming business, operating and IT models for the digital era.

In his new role, which will begin from the 1st week of August, he will be responsible for managing human resources at the global level of the digital operations of Cognizant. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant, a member of the Nasdaq-100, is ranked 195 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world, with a revenue of $14.8 billion – up nearly 10% year over year.

A global human resources professional with over 25 years of expertise as a strategic business partner, playing progressively higher roles in India, USA, Australia & UK, Allapur has a proven ability to manage across cultures. He is well-known for his people savvy personality and inclusive leadership style. He has been associated with multi-national firms, worked with founders, CEOs, globally dispersed executive leaders, labor unions, state & federal organizations.

In his former role as Global Head of HR for Capgemini Business Services, Allapur has been providing leadership to over 28,000 employees spread across 20 locations across the world. He was also Member of the Executive Council for the SBU & member of Executive Council of the groups HR board. He has lead global programs driving change management, M&A integration & business growth. He has also provided thought leadership, institute best practices with a flexible and collaborative work style. His past experience includes leading various HR functions at organizations like TESCO HSC, Patni Computers and iGate Global Solutions (Mastech).

We wish him all the luck in his new role.



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