Tobi M. Edwards Young

Tobi M. Edwards Young

Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Corporate Affairs, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ms. Young has extensive experience with legal and regulatory issues, policy-making, compliance, and corporate social responsibility, as well as valuable knowledge in technology and digital including cybersecurity, data management, data privacy, artificial intelligence, and environment, social, and governance matters. Ms. Young serves as Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Corporate Affairs for Cognizant Technology Solutions, a Fortune 200 information technology services and consulting company. She has direct experience in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government, bringing valuable public policy experience to the Board.

Skills and Qualifications

Legal / Regulatory / Public Policy: Ms. Young brings vast legal, regulatory and compliance experience and expertise to our board. At Cognizant, Ms. Young serves as Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Corporate Affairs. Prior to this, Ms. Young served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch from 2018 to 2019, as well as General Counsel and Board Secretary of the George W. Bush Foundation/Office of the Former President. Ms. Young also served as Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, as well as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative J.C. Watts, Jr. Ms. Young holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Technology / Engineering: In her current role, Ms. Young addresses legal and regulatory issues related to compliance, artificial intelligence, global data privacy, cybersecurity standards, and environment, social, and governance matters, among other issues. Ms. Young serves as a board member of the Information Technology Industry Council, the IT industry’s global trade association, and is a member of the International Republican Institute’s Business Advisory Council. She was previously a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center’s Technology Advisory Committee. These organizations address emerging policy and litigation issues such as data privacy, cybersecurity, accessibility, and sustainability that surround technology advancement.

Health, Safety & Environment and Sustainability: At Cognizant, Ms. Young oversees the company’s corporate social responsibility portfolio focused on economic mobility, educational opportunities, health, and community sustainability, and she works closely on environment, social, and governance issues to develop policy and action on sustainability efforts.

Strategic Planning, Accounting / Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions / Global Business: Ms. Young has strong experience with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and financial issues at Cognizant. She serves as a board member on the U.S.-India Business Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which works to create an inclusive bilateral trade environment between the two countries.


Halliburton Committees

  • Audit
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair)

Other Directorships and Memberships

  • Board, Information Technology Industry Council
  • Board, Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-India Business Council
  • Co-chair, Global Women’s Democracy Network, International Republican Institute


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