Jan Siegmund

Chief financial officer, cognizant

Jan Siegmund is Cognizant’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he leads the company’s worldwide Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Controllership, Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit functions. He also oversees Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Management.
Prior to joining Cognizant in September 2020, Jan served for seven years as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), a $14-billion global human capital management technology and service provider. Earlier in his two-decade tenure with ADP, he held the roles of President, Added Value Services Division, developing and executing the company’s growth strategy, and Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibility for corporate strategy, M&A, government affairs, and product management and marketing. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Since December 2019, Jan has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Western Union Company, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee. In October 2022, Jan joined the Board of Trustees at the Institute of International Education (IIE) which helps people and organizations to leverage the power of international education to thrive in today’s interconnected world. In December 2022 Jan joined the Board of Trustees at God’s Love We Deliver, a New York based, non-profit organization that cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people living with serious illnesses.
He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany, a master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a doctorate in Economics from Technical University of Dresden, Germany.