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Zein Abdalla



Zein Abdalla was elected to Cognizant’s Board of Directors in September 2015. Previously, from September 2012 through his retirement in December 2014, he was the President of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global food, snack and beverage company. Before that Zein served as Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe, a division of PepsiCo, starting in November 2009, and as President, PepsiCo Europe Region, beginning in January 2006. Prior to that he held a variety of senior positions at PepsiCo since joining the company in 1995, including General Manager of PepsiCo’s European Beverage Business, General Manager of Tropicana Europe and Franchise Vice President for Pakistan and the Gulf Region.  Since 2012 Zein has served on the Board of Directors of apparel and home fashions retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. and is currently a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Finance Committee. Zein is also a current member of the Imperial College Business School Advisory Board and a Board Advisor to Mars, Incorporated. Zein holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London University.

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