Natarajan Chandrasekaran Biography
Natarajan Chandrasekaran, otherwise called Chandra, is the CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services. Chandrasekaran assumed control as the CEO of TCS on October 6, 2009, preceding which he was COO and Executive Director of TCS. Chandra is one of the most youthful CEOs of the Tata Group. In January 2017, he was chosen to wind up distinctly the following administrator of Tata Sons, a role he accepted in February 2017.
Background & Education
Natarajan Chandrasekaran was born and raised is a small village in Mohanur, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India. His father was a training lawyer who quit his education due to his father’s sudden death. Chandrasekaran’s have five siblings and his family had a farm, about 15 acres.
Initially, Chandra’s father needed one of his children to return and work with him on the farm and eventually take over. Chandrasekaran’s older brothers went ahead to professional employments, and he recommended Chandra to go back to the farm after college. Chandra did go back after his completion of Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Following five months, Chandra began feeling hopeless and his dad began feeling terrible. Later, his dad agreed to backpedal to class for his master’s degree. He then joined Regional Engineering College, Trichy (now National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli) and graduated in 1986.
Following his graduation, Chandra joined Tata Consultancy Services on January 27, 1987. He assumed control as CEO on October 6, 2009, before which he was COO and Executive Director of TCS. Chandra is a senior individual from Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and an active individual from Computer Society of India and British Computer Society.
He also serves as the Chairman of Diligenta Limited. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of TCS e-Serve Limited (earlier known as, Citigroup Global Services Limited) and served as its Director since December 31, 2008.
He has been Chairman and Additional Director of CMC Limited since October 17, 2014. Mr. Chandra served as the Chairman and Member of Executive Council at National Association of Software and Service Companies until April 8, 2013, furthermore served as its Vice-Chairman of Executive Council. He has been Additional Director of Tata Sons Limited since October 25, 2016.
In 2015-16, TCS has created consolidated incomes of US $16.5 billion under Chandra’s administration. With more than 353,000 experts, TCS has turned into the biggest private sector businesses in India with the most astounding degree of consistency in an all around competitive industry. TCS is the most important organization in India with a market capitalization of over USD 70 billion in 2015-16. Under Chandra’s administration, TCS was appraised as the world’s most powerful brand in IT Services of 2015 and was perceived as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute crosswise over 24 nations.
Chandra exemplifies TCS’ responsibility to a culture of client centricity, its notoriety for long-term client partnerships as its custom of re-development and advancement. A technopreneur known for his capacity to make enormous wagers on new innovation, Chandra has been driving TCS’ solid situating in the rising Digital Economy with a suite of creative Digital items and stages.
On October 25, 2016, N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was selected as Additional Director on the Tata Sons Board. On January 12, 2017, he was delegated as the Chairman of the Tata Sons.
Honors and acknowledgment
Chandra has earned several honors and acknowledgment in the business group. On March 5, 2016, India’s national bank, the Reserve Bank of India selected him as an executive on its board. He has served as the Chairperson of the IT Industry Governors’ at the WEF, Davos in 2015-16. Besides being the member from Indo–US CEO Forum, he is additionally some part of India’s business task forces for Brazil, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, and China. He likewise served as the administrator of NASSCOM, the peak exchange body for IT services company in India in 2012-13 and keeps on being the member of its governing Executive Council.
Institutional Investor’s 2015 Annual All-Asia Executive Team named him the “Best CEO” for the fifth back to back year. He was voted as one of CNBC TV 18 – ‘Indian Business Icons’ in 2014. He was likewise granted CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 in the business category. Chandra was given the “Best CEO for 2014” by Business Today for the second consecutive year. He has additionally earned the Medal of the City of Amsterdam – Frans Banninck Coqc – in acknowledgment of his attempt to advance exchange and financial relations amongst Amsterdam and India. He was granted Qimpro Platinum Standard Award (Business) and Business Today’s Best CEO (IT and ITEs), both in 2015.
In 2014, Chandra was deliberated with the honorary doctorate by JNTU, Hyderabad, India. He also earned Honorary Doctorate from Netherland’s top private business institute, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, in 2013. Chandra has additionally been given honorary degrees by numerous Indian colleges, including, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; and the Gitam University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Personal life & Net Worth
Chandra was born in 1963 into a Tamil family in Mohanur close to Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. He as of now dwells in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha and their child, Pranav. Chandra has a keen interest in Photography and loves listening to music. He is an enthusiastic long-distance runner who has finished marathons in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Mumbai, New York and Tokyo.
Natarajan Chandrasekaran has a good memory and knows first names of at least 5000 people in TCS. He loves visiting theater and Museum of Natural History in New York. Chandra is an Apple fan and uses the latest iPhone and iPad to schedule his appointment.
As of 2015, Natarajan Chandrasekaran’s net worth is estimated to be INR 21.28 crore. Currently, he lives with his wife, Lalitha, and son, Pranav in Worli, South Mumbai. He also owns a weekend house in Lonavala, outside Mumbai.