Kshitij (Tij) Nerurkar is the North America leader for Education Business at Cognizant. For over 25 years, Tij has advised and implemented digital learning solutions across private and public sector clients on a global basis. In his current role, he helps educational institutions and ed-tech companies develop and implement digital strategies to transform their business model, reimagine learner experience and drive skill enablement.
Previously, Tij was the Head of Cognizant Academy in North America. In this role, he led Cognizant’s North American L&D operations and headed the Global Commercial Academy to skill over 50,000 associates in North America. He was also responsible for developing industry partnerships for the Academy and worked as a core member of the talent team to help bridge the reskilling gap through innovative synergistic business models by bringing educational institutions, skilling companies and business together.
Prior to joining Cognizant, Tij served as President at Tata Interactive Systems, a digital firm that specialized in developing innovative learning experiences for enterprises and academic institutions.
Tij has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in management studies from the University of Bombay, India, and he has completed a sales and leadership program at Harvard University. Tij is also on the executive
learning council of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). He can be reached at Kshitij.Nerurkar@cognizant.com | Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/tij-nerurkar/.
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