February 20, 2017

CEO Rajesh Gopinathan and COO NG Subramaniam appointed to TCS board

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced that Rajesh Gopinathan who will take over as the chief executive officer from N Chandrasekaran has been appointed as the managing director on the board.

Aman Mehta, independent director on the Board of TCS said, “Yet again TCS has demonstrated the ability to grow its own wood. With the succession of young Rajesh, TCS looks to the future with renewed confidence.”

Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, said, “I would like to thank the TCS board and Chandra for the privilege and honour to lead this great organisation. We are in a sweet spot as technology is becoming front and centre in every industry. We will continue to invest ahead of the curve to develop capabilities, solutions and products to help our customers to transform their businesses for the digital age. Our biggest strength is our tremendous talent base and we will continue to engage and nurture them to create an agile and responsive organisation.”

Mr Gopinathan started his professional career with Tata Consultancy Services in 2001. He was appointed as chief financial officer of the company in February 2013. He has played a key role in helping TCS become a $16.5 billion global company with over 371,000 employees.

TCS also announced COO N Ganapathy Subramaniam’s appointment as the executive director on the board of TCS.

Mr Subramaniam said, “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity by the TCS board. I look forward to working with Rajesh to build on the strong foundations laid by Chandra.”

Mr Subramaniam (NGS as he is called) is currently the president of TCS financial solutions, a strategic business unit of TCS. He has been part of TCS and the Indian IT industry for the past 34 years and has had opportunities to perform a variety of roles in delivering solutions to customers globally, especially in the banking and financial services sector.