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Creating a billion dollar Fortune 500 Company: Kumar Mahadeva

Kumar Mahadeva is the great-great-grandson to Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam who has been a notable Legislator, a leading government functionary, and a businessman in Sri Lanka in the 1980s. 

Kumar's father, Baku Mahadeva, is also a well-known Sri Lankan government official who serves directly to the minister or secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Land, Agriculture and Food, Public Administration and Interior. Baku has served as chairman of several Sri Lankan banks and a member of the board of directors of leading Sri Lankan organizations. 

 Apart from all the history classes, the story of Kumar Mahadeva is also a commentary by Harvard Business School, a characteristic Harvard alumnus in the Harvard leadership portfolio. Before founding Cognizant, Kumar worked at the BBC, McKinsey, AT&T, and Dun & Bradstreet. His company Cognizant is an American digital company providing IT services with an estimated net worth of $ 16.8 billion. The company also has nearly 300,000 employees in the United States and India. Cognizant was listed on the Nasdaq in 1998. In 2006, its production capacity tripled and revenue exceeded $1.6 billion. 

 Cognizant provides information technology, information security, consulting, ITO and BPO services. Including business and technical consulting, system integration, application development and maintenance, IT infrastructure services, artificial intelligence, digital engineering, analysis, business intelligence, data warehouse, customer relationship management, supply chain management, supply, engineering and manufacturing solutions , Enterprise Resource Planning, R&D Outsourcing and Solution Testing. 

 Kumar is an American founder from Sri Lanka. He likes to be an entrepreneur and is excited about the innovative possibilities of Internet technology. "Through the Internet, you can collaborate with people from other parts of the world throughout the entire business process," he said. "This is a key area of ​​our future focus." 

 Cognizant experienced a period of rapid growth in the 2000s, which is reflected in its appearance in Fortune magazine’s “100 fastest growing companies” for ten consecutive years from 2003 to 2012. Companies" list. Kumar has left his position as CEO of Cogziant. Lives in Stamford, Connecticut and Miami, Florida. Kumar now runs a private equity, private debt, public market and real estate investment company with a special focus on software and services. 

 Oh, by the way, this guy has nothing to do with my last name ​​Mahadewa :) Unfortunately, this is all the information I can find.


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