Anup Prasad has served as Senior Vice President & Business Unit Head of Consumer Business at Cognizant since March 2023. Prasad’s keen insight and dedication at Cognizant has seen him rise up through the ranks of the company’s Dallas office, heading its retail and consumer goods teams for the south central U.S. and central U.S. before assuming his current position. He thrives at the confluence of technology & industry expertise and is known for his client centricity & building high-performance teams. He has brought to life numerous strategic and operational advances to cope with the post-COVID world, publishing his insights on that subject on Cognizant’s website and beyond.
Before beginning his exemplary 22-year career at Cognizant in 2001, Prasad worked as a consultant at IBM, and was a manufacturing associate at Arvind Mills. He earned a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, and pursued further training in Reimagining Strategy With Design Thinking from Harvard Business School.