20 December 2013

Cognizant Opens New Delivery Center in San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica - 19 December 2013 - Cognizant has opened a delivery center in San Jose, Costa Rica, its fifth in Latin America and 15th in the Americas. The new center will enable Cognizant's global customers to leverage the operational, technical and linguistic capabilities available in the region, while delivering deep local insights and time zone advantages to the company's growing roster of customers in North and South America. 

"We welcome and celebrate the arrival of a leading company like Cognizant, which will become an important source of high-quality jobs for our people," said Her Excellency Laura Chinchilla-Miranda, the President of Costa Rica. "We believe that the talent of the Costa Rican people will allow the company to provide its customers with innovative solutions and help it continue to grow in our country. Cognizant's choice of Costa Rica for the new delivery center consolidates our positioning as one of the best locations for foreign direct investment in the services sector."

"Costa Rica is a leader in Latin America in education, innovation, and technological competitiveness, and one of the region's fastest growing business and IT destinations. Cognizant is one of the fastest growing services companies in the world and its decision to commence operations in Costa Rica underscores its confidence in our country and our people. In creating high-value jobs and enhancing the country's human capital with its global business and technology insights, Cognizant will bring to Costa Rica the benefits of its industry-leading growth. Costa Rican professionals are prepared to take on the global challenges that come with the demands of the industry. We shall strive toward making our country synonymous with world-class excellence," said Anabel Gonzalez, Minister of Commerce and Foreign Trade,Costa Rica.

"Our new center in Costa Rica marks an important milestone in our ongoing mission to leverage the best talent globally and is part of our endeavor to offer clients strong local relationship management with robust global service delivery capabilities," said Francisco D'Souza, Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant. "The center is a result of our continued investments in people, facilities, systems and processes to meet the strong demand for transformative services that help our customers 'run better' as well as 'run different' in driving market differentiation and leadership. With the support of Costa Rica's strong business environment and education system, we look forward to growing our Costa Rican operations to deliver significant time-to-market, cost, and transformational value to clients through a broader array of technology and business process capabilities."

Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 166,400 employees as of September 30, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500. 

Source: Cognizant