When D'Souza took over in 2007, Cognizant was a late entrant in the IT services sector, dominated by giants like Wipro and Infosys.
Playing catch-up was not easy.
But D'Souza had a clear game plan - focus on a few areas and expand into adjacent ones, be it new geographies, solutions, or industries.
Within Cognizant, D'Souza had many roles to play - from the Director of the US operations, to the vice-president (North American operations), to COO, and now, CEO.
During these stints, D'Souza set up and incubated the North American operations, European operations, and newer industry practices and solutions.
Yet, D'Souza isn't satisfied...
Image: D'Souza seen getting ready to ring the NASDAQ opening bell on February 9, 2010, the day the company had announced strong Q4 and full-year 2009 financial results.
Image Courtesy: Cognizant Technology Solutions