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Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, welcomes Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, to Lithuania

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Cognizant, a global provider of information technology, consulting and business process services has expanded its footprint by adding a delivery and operations centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. The New Jersey, U.S. headquartered and NASDAQ listed company has over 100 delivery and operations centres globally and employs over 221,000 employees.

Storebrand Group, a leading player in the Nordic markets for pensions, life and health insurance, banking and asset management, will be Cognizant’s anchor client in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cognizant will provide a broad range of technology and business process services to Storebrand from this delivery and operations center, and over time, support other clients in the region.

“We welcome the arrival of a top global company such as Cognizant as well as the company’s further investment in Europe and specifically Vilnius,” says Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius. “We are confident that Cognizant’s contribution to Vilnius will provide an important source of high-quality jobs for the local population and help the company drive high levels of efficiency and innovation for its local, regional and global clients.”

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“As a Top Employer across five countries in Europe, Cognizant’s expansion into Lithuania marks an important milestone in our ongoing mission to hire the best talent not only globally but also locally and is part of our endeavor to offer clients strong, local delivery management with robust global service delivery capabilities,” says Santosh Thomas, Executive Vice President and Head of CEMEA and APAC, Cognizant. “We would like to thank the Mayor and the local government for their cooperation and support, and look forward to bringing the benefits of our global experience and industry-leading growth to the region by way of high-value career and learning opportunities.”