January 12, 2017
TCS appoints Rajesh Gopinathan as CEO; NG Subramaniam as COO
Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, today announced that Rajesh Gopinathan has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing director. Mr Gopinathan takes over from N Chandrasekaran who has been appointed as the Chairman of Tata Sons, effective February 21, 2017.
TCS has also named N Ganapathy Subramaniam, (NGS) who is currently president, TCS Financial Solutions as the president and chief operating officer and appointed him as a director on the board of the company.
“TCS’ core strength is its strong leadership talent that is collaborative and aspirational. I have been privileged to lead this company of great professionals over the last 7 years. I am grateful to the support I have received from every TCSer. I could not have succeeded without the support of my colleagues. I am absolutely delighted that the board has chosen both Rajesh and NGS to lead this company into the future. I am proud of the capability they have to take TCS to greater heights. I look forward to a continued relationship with TCS and the management team,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons.
Mr Gopinathan said, “I would like to thank the TCS Board and Chandra for the privilege and honour to lead this great organization. TCS has evolved into an industry leader during Chandra’s tenure. It is definitely big shoes to fill. With continuous guidance from Chandra and the support of the TCS team, I am confident of continuing this great journey that TCS is on.”
NG Subramaniam said, “I sincerely thank the TCS Board for this honour. Chandra has provided a great platform through his visionary leadership. I look forward to working with Rajesh and the rest of my colleagues and contribute to TCS’ future growth.”
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.
Prior to becoming the CFO, Mr Gopinathan was the vice president - business finance. In this role he was responsible for the financial management of the company’s individual operating units. His responsibilities include financial planning and control as well as revenue assurance and margin management.
Mr Subramaniam 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.