Virtusa Corporation, a global provider IT services announced the appointment of Santosh Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Virtusa’s Board of Directors appointed Santosh as successor to the company’s founder, Kris Canekeratne, who announced his transition from the business in May 2021. Santosh’s appointment follows the recent appointment of Sander van‘t Noordende to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Santosh brings more than 20 years of experience to Virtusa. Most recently Santosh served as President of Global Growth Markets at Cognizant. In his new role, Santosh will help Virtusa drive growth in key markets and continue to be recognized as an employer of choice.
Also announced, Denise Warren has joined Virtusa’s Board of Directors and has been appointed Chairperson of its Audit Committee. Warren recently retired from her position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, and serves on the boards of Brookdale Senior Living, Computer Programs & Systems Inc., and Rockroom Insurance Group.