Ex-Microsoft executive joins Cognizant as head of Japan

Information technology company Cognizant said on Monday that it has appointed Shinji Murakami as the Head of Japan and a member of Cognizants Global Growth Markets (GGM) leadership team.

Murakami joins Cognizant from Microsoft, where he was the Managing Executive Officer of the company’s Enterprise Group.

As the head of Cognizant Japan KK, Cognizant’s Japan subsidiary, he will lead the strategic expansion of the company, helping customers in Japan respond to changing technology trends and market demands.

“Japan is one of the strategic markets where we have been significantly increasing our presence over the last few years,” said Ursula Morgenstern, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant.

“I am pleased to welcome Shinji Murakami to drive the next wave of growth for Cognizant in this important market”.

Murakami has more than 30 years’ experience leading managed services, mobile communications, business development and go-to-market strategies in the IT industry.

“I look forward to helping Japanese businesses benefit from Cognizant’s leadership in enabling digital transformation, while providing further momentum to our operations in Japan and providing a stronger experience to our talented employees in the country,” Murakami said.

Cognizant’s approximately 700 professionals in Japan serve more than 60 customers, including top insurance, life sciences, telecommunications, technology and manufacturing companies.