MSCI Inc. announced that Chirantan ?CJ? Desai, the President and Chief Operating Officer of ServiceNow Inc. has been appointed to serve as an independent director on MSCI?s Board of Directors effective March 11, 2024. Mr. Desai will serve as a member of the Strategy and Finance Committee of the Board.

Following the appointment of Mr. Desai, the Board will be comprised of 13 directors. Chirantan ?CJ? Desai currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at ServiceNow.

He leads enterprise-wide operations to ensure business rigor ? from innovation to execution. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Mr. Desai was the president of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC where he had a full P&L responsibility for emerging technology products with a focus on launching and growing new businesses.

From November 2004 to September 2013, Mr. Desai held several senior leadership roles at Symantec Corporation, including executive vice president of Information Management and senior vice president of Endpoint and Mobile Security. Mr. Desai began his career with Oracle Corp. and was a key member of the team that launched Oracle?s first cloud service.

Mr. Desai has a Master?s degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.