Abhinav Kolhe


Associate Director - Projects, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Location: PUNE, INDIA


Certified ScrumMaster


Technical Program Manager / Large Program Management

A qualified Engineer with strong Academic record and a seasoned IT Professional, having over 14 years of rich and insightful experience, including over 60 months of onshore working in an international (USA, Canada, South Africa) environment, involved in Management/Leadership of large & complex Projects for Solution Implementation in Banking and Financial Services domain, gaining extensive expertise in Delivery Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Project Lifecycle Mangement as well as Team Development & People Management. Strong Program and Delivery Management experience in handling the large complex fixed bid programs & responsible for delivering applications with a team size of 10 Onsite & 110 Offshore resources. Specialize in delivering complex mission critical fixed bid programs with large team size.

Work experience

Cognizant, Associate Director
August 2011 - Present, PUNE, MH, India
Associate Director in BFSI Vertical, working for second largest BFSI account of Cognizant

Infosys, Senior Project Manager
March 2010 - July 2011, PUNE, MH, India
Senior Project Manager in ‘SI’ horizontal (System’s Integration); Currently managing the integration track for a large 25 million dollar program for 2nd largest bank in South Africa integrating more than 25 peripherals in the bank with the core banking product “Finacle”.

Cognizant, Manager - Projects
June 1999 - February 2010, PUNE, MH, India
Worked at various levels – developer, team leader, project leader, project manager, program manager and most recently delivery manager for a large fixed bid program with team size of close to 110 people