Cognizant appoints Rob Marchiori as Country Leader for Australia branch

Rob Marchiori, Country Leader for Australia at Cognizant

Cognizant announced the appointment of Rob Marchiori as Country Leader in Australia. In his new role, Rob is responsible for innovating, developing and executing the company’s strategy for Australia, reporting to Jane Livesey, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific region, Cognizant.

What does the appointment mean for Cognizant?

Rob first joined Cognizant in 2021 as the ANZ lead for Banking Financial services, and Insurance and later took on the role of Head of Markets ANZ. He played a leading role in developing key client partnerships in Australia and expanding the Markets team.

Livesey said: “Rob’s leadership has had a positive impact for our clients, including some of the world’s leading banking and financial services. His energy, client-centricity, transformative mindset and leadership is exactly what is needed to drive growth for our Australia business.”

What does Rob bring to Cognizant in the new role?

Marchiori commented: “Cognizant’s business in Australia has seen exciting growth driving more value for our clients over the past year. It’s a huge testament to the strength of our local team and our partners. I look forward to working with Jane and the broader APAC team to help our clients deliver value at pace to their customers and continue to build a business that is adaptable and responsive to the changing needs of our people and clients.”

Prior, Rob worked with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group where he held various roles across delivery and transformation, leading on many projects including the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s, business-wide transformation and technology programme. Rob has also held roles with several other organisations including RBS, ABN AMRO and Accenture.

Rob is based in Melbourne.