SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., June 9, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering and IT services and solutions that help clients change and disrupt markets through innovation engineering, today announced the appointment of Santosh Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) .
The Virtusa Board of Directors appointed Santosh as successor to company founder Kris Canekeratne, who announced his business transition in May 2021. Santosh joins Virtusa for a period of significant growth and follows Sander van ‘recent appointment. t Noordende for the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Santosh brings more than 20 years of leadership and industry experience to Virtusa. Most recently, Santosh served as President of Global Growth Markets at Cognizant, where he led a business with revenues in excess of $ 4 billion and created multiple billion dollar businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific in Banking, CommTech and Products and Resources. . In his new role, Santosh will help Virtusa drive growth in key markets and will continue to be recognized as the employer of choice.
“On behalf of the entire company and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Kris for his more than two decades of leadership,” said Sander van’t Noordende. “I would also like to welcome Santosh, who brings a stellar record of customer service, leadership, and proven success. Santosh has the vision and experience to take Virtusa’s deep heritage in digital engineering to new levels of growth. “
“I am deeply honored to join Virtusa at this exciting time for our employees, customers and partners,” said Santosh Thomas. “I have admired Kris and Virtusa for fostering a culture of innovation and distinguishing themselves as a global leader in helping clients address their unique digital transformation challenges. Virtusa has a great brand reputation, an impressive list of strategic partners, and is well positioned for sustained growth. “
“When I founded Virtusa 25 years ago, I had a vision to build a global powerhouse in digital engineering services. And we did it, ”said Kris Canekeratne. “I leave with the confidence that the company and its leadership team have never been stronger and their opportunities have never been greater. I welcome Santosh Thomas to the role of CEO and wish him all the best in his efforts to lead Virtusa through its next phase of growth. “
It was also announced today that Denise Warren has joined Virtusa’s Board of Directors and has been named Chair of its Audit Committee. Ms. Warren recently retired from her role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, and is a member of the boards of directors of Brookdale Senior Living, Computer Programs & Systems Inc., and Rockroom Insurance Group.
Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) solutions and services that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovative engineering. Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in the banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, communications, media, entertainment, travel, manufacturing and technology industries.
Virtusa helps clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiencies using digital workforce, future-proof IT and operational platforms, and streamlining and modernization of IT application infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach that combines deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and considerably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive business forward at unmatched speed thanks to a culture of cooperative disruption.
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