NEW DELHI: Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced the addition of Soma Pandey to the global HR leadership team as Head of Talent Management. In this role, Soma will lead and shape the company’s talent management strategy, including addressing key people practices, talent and performance management, leadership learning and development, culture and employee experience.
Soma brings over 25 years of progressive HR leadership, with experience spanning various industries and roles in organizations such as Accenture, Randstad, Mastek and ITC Ltd. She joined Cognizant from Firstsource Solutions where she was HRD for nearly five years.
“At Cognizant, we firmly believe that people are our most valuable asset,” said Becky Schmitt, Director of Human Resources, Cognizant. “We are delighted to welcome Soma to the Cognizant family at a time when we are investing more than ever in career growth and the engagement of our talents. I look forward to seeing how Soma fosters our distinct, high performance culture, accelerates careers, drives engagement, and builds new era leadership capabilities that will impact our clients. “
Soma is able to envision and execute large-scale transformations in people’s practices and has led businesses through culture transformations, leadership transitions, business divestitures and acquisitions, technology deployments HR and shared services in a myriad of global contexts.
“As we walked through the long months of the pandemic, we embraced huge changes and learned to be more human than ever. The learning we have gained drives innovation, both when we think about the future of work and how we create energizing experiences for the people who inspire, develop and engage them, ”said Soma Pandey, Head of Talent Management at Cognizant. “I am delighted to join this period of growth and to collaborate with team members at all levels to ensure that Cognizant continues to be a place where everyone is motivated by purpose and empowered to do the best work they can. life. “
Soma is an alumnus of the Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) in Jamshedpur, India, and is a Senior Certified SHRM Professional. She is passionate about wellness, diversity and inclusion, and the humanization of work systems to help employees live fuller lives. Residing in Bangalore, she enjoys exploring new places and cultures with her family and friends.
Cognizant continues to experience rapid growth, with more than 300,000 employees worldwide, the largest workforce in its history, and the addition of more than 17,000 new employees worldwide in the last quarter alone. The company continues to invest in employee success, career development, equity and inclusion more than at any other time. Cognizant is ranked # 2 among India’s Best Employers by LinkedIn and is listed on the Forbes list of “World’s Best Employers” and “Best Employers for Diversity” globally.