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John Kim

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Cognizant

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John Kim is Cognizant’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He leads the company’s legal, compliance, corporate affairs and company secretary functions.

Previously, Kim served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Commercial Contracts, and was the global legal executive responsible for Cognizant’s commercial engagements. In this role, he oversaw client negotiations and designed global commercial legal strategies to address client and company objectives in ever-evolving marketplaces.

Prior to joining Cognizant in 2019, Kim served as Global Head of Big Deals at Capgemini, where he led a legal team responsible for the company’s most strategic and critical transactions. Before Capgemini, he served as US Counsel for WNS Global Services and as General Counsel for Travelport, a leading travel technology company, as well as a number of technology service companies.

Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Columbia University. He obtained his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he was a member of the Cornell Law Review. He can be reached at