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Becky Schmitt is Cognizant’s new chief people officer

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  • Becky is currently the senior vice president and Chief People Officer at Sam’s Club, a $59 billion division of Walmart.


Cognizant has appointed Ms Becky Schmitt as its new Chief People Officer. Her assignment will commence on February 1, 2020, after the current CPO James Lennox retires.

Cognizant CEO, Brian Humphries in a letter to employees said, “I’m writing today to announce an important leadership transition. Jim Lennox, our Chief People Officer (CPO), EVP, and member of the Executive Committee, let me know four months ago that he planned to retire from Cognizant at the end of this year, capping off an extraordinary 16 years with our company. Over recent months, Jim has helped lead the search for his successor, which we have just completed.”

When Jim joined Cognizant in 2004 the company had about 15,000 associates and the number has soared more than 19-fold to nearly 290,000 today, he wrote.

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