||Ex CEO of Cognizant
Kumar Mahadeva (Tamil: குமார் மகாதேவா) was a Sri Lankan American founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions. He resigned from Cognizant Technology Solutions in 2003. He has held senior positions at BBC, McKinsey, AT&T, and Dun & Bradstreet. He is member of the Sri Lankan Tamil Ponnambalam-Coomaraswamy family; the son of Deshamanya Baku Mahadeva, an eminent Sri Lankan civil servant who served as chairman of various banks, companies, commissions and boards.