Welcome to special set of podcasts recorded in partnership with ABSL. Working Together Talk 2020 is a series of podcasts about the power of diversity & inclusion in the workplace, where my amazing guests share their best practices, stories and observations related to Diversity and Inclusion.
Farhat Nooruddin has more than 34 years of experience in the global information technology industry. Her experience has included business development, sales management, customer relationship management, programme management as well as business operations management.
Farhat Nooruddin joined Cognizant in July 2007 and serves as VP (Head of Delivery Centres) for Europe. She has played an active role in the establishment of the first Cognizant Continental Europe near-shore delivery centre in Budapest and has built up the centre as Country Manager Hungary. She heads Cognizant’s European Delivery Centres in Hungary, Spain, Poland and Portugal, in addition to supporting our centres in Lithuania, Latvia and France amongst others.. Farhat plays a lead role in new location assessments / set-up and operations initiatives for Europe.
Farhat is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and is spearheading D&I for the Global Growth Markets.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Farhat Nooruddin worked with TKS-Banking Solutions SA in Switzerland, heading Operations and Sales / Pre-Sales for Europe and French speaking North Africa. In her role, she oversaw operations management, sales strategy, product positioning and pricing strategy. During her career, Farhat Nooruddin has worked with Cambridge Technology Partners and Arthur D. Little in Europe. She has also spent over a decade with Tata Consultancy Services, where she gained various levels of experience in systems analysis, design, quality assurance, programme and client relationship management and region management.
Farhat Nooruddin has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bombay, India. Farhat is fluent in English, German and French – apart from several Indian languages.