Meera Krishnamurthy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports education and skills programs, public-private partnerships, and other initiatives designed for reskilling those in the workforce looking to obtain specialized technical skills for digital technology jobs.  Meera was named to the Cognizant U.S. Foundation board following its creation in 2018. 

As Cognizant’s Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit leader for Insurance, North America, she is responsible for managing Cognizant’s business and technology services relationships with leading insurance companies and helping them to build stronger, more agile and innovative businesses.  She joined Cognizant in 2005 and has held several key roles in Cognizant’s Insurance practice around the world. Meera has over 24 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries.    

Meera is actively involved in a variety of Cognizant outreach and diversity programs. She is the Regional Leader of Cognizant’s Women Empowered business resource group in Connecticut and is a leader in creating an environment where diversity of thought and inclusion are viewed as a business imperative.  She was a previous member of workforce diversity initiative NPower New York and regularly champions the cause of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineers and Math) initiatives in the greater Hartford area. 

Meera is a graduate of the University of Madras with specialization in Computer Science and Mathematics.