Former Vice-President and Global Head of the Digital Agency business at Cognizant
Sandeep, who graduated in chemistry Honours from the Loyola College, Chennai, studied marketing & communications at MICA, followed by a course on leadership and developmental economics at the LSE and public policy at the Takshashila institution. He is a first batch alumnus from MICA (1996) and a Chevening Scholar from the London School of Economics.
Sandeep is a former VP and Global Head of the digital agency business at Cognizant, a global Big five technology & business consulting firm. He is also plugged into the startup ecosystem in Bangalore and advises select startups on growth planning and market expansion.
He started his career in advertising with the Lowe Group and then went on to lead several sales & marketing roles for global corporations, including head of Marketing for IBM Global Services India, Sales leader for IBM in ASEAN, Country Director for the Novell Corporation in India and most recently, Global VP for the Digital Agency Business at Cognizant. He was also part of the Team Blue, a top talent program at IBM,and the global Program in Leadership development at Novell.
His personal passions include writing and wildlife conservation.He sits on the governing council of the Wildlife Association of South India.