Cognizant announced that Betsy S. Atkins and John M. Dineen have been elected to its Board as new independent directors.
Ms. Atkins, 63, has been the CEO of venture capital firm Baja LLC, a company she founded, and was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Standards, Inc., a provider of energy management and sustainability software and solutions.
Mr. Dineen, 53, previously served as CEO of GE Healthcare and held a number of senior executive roles in his 28 year career at General Electric. Since January 2015, he has served as Operating Advisor at private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC.
“Both Betsy and John bring a wide range of expertise to the Cognizant Board,” said Francisco D’Souza, Cognizant CEO. “In addition to leading several successful companies, Betsy has served on numerous boards across a range of global industries, is a recognized expert on corporate governance and brings a wealth of experience to Cognizant. John’s extensive operating experience and leadership roles in healthcare and several other key industries and geographies we serve will provide us with a unique and valuable perspective. We are pleased to welcome both of these proven business leaders to our Board.”