January 10, 2019

TCS appoints an independent director

Appointment expands Tata Consultancy Services’ board to 11 directors, with seven independent directors

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced that it has appointed Daniel Hughes Callahan (aka Don Callahan) as additional and independent director for a period of 5 years with effect from January 10, 2019, based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and subject to approval of shareholders.

Daniel Callahan is a transformative leader with broad experience in driving strategic change across large global organisations, and dealing with multiple stakeholders in local and national governments and regulatory bodies. He was the chief administrative officer and head of operations and technology at Citigroup and was a member of Citi's operating committee until November 2018. He played an important role in transforming Citigroup’s operations and technology from a loose federation of independent and dispersed entities into a lean, globally integrated enterprise. Prior to joining Citi in 2007, he held senior level positions in IBM Japan, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. 

Mr Callahan is actively involved in several community organisations like the board of Sheltered Harbor, board of trustees at Manhattanville College, and also serves on the board of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and the New York Hall of Science. He is a member of the Gaelic-American Club in Fairfield, CT, Business Committee of Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association and the NYC Mayor’s Carbon Challenge. Born in 1956, he holds a BA degree from Manhattanville College.

N Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of directors, TCS, said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Don Callahan to our board. Don’s depth in the financial services industry and extensive experience in overseeing global technology and business operations will greatly benefit TCS.”