Ajoy Mallik joined CFHI's board in 2002 and was the Chairman in 2007 and 2008. He is currently AVP and Global Head of the VC and Startup ecosystem for the Emerging Business Accelerator for Cognizant Technology Solutions. At Cognizant, Ajoy is responsible for generating and vetting new ideas and concepts, evangelizing innovation internally as well as externally, and providing new avenues for the company to drive non-linear growth as well as build new businesses. He is also responsible for streamlining the investment and acquisition strategy as it relates to start-ups and smaller technology companies. Ajoy holds an M.B.A. in International Business and Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park.