|Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Tamil: நடராஜன் சந்திரசேகரன்)|
Mohanur, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India
|Alma mater||Coimbatore Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services|
Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Tamil: நடராஜன் சந்திரசேகரன்) (born June 1963), or N. Chandra, is an Indian business executive who is the CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services. Chandra took over as CEO on October 6, 2009. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Chandra was COO and Executive Director of TCS.
Born in 1963, Chandra is one of the youngest CEOs of the Tata Group. Other young Tata CEOs include N. Srinath (Tata Communications), Mukund Rajan (Tata Teleservices) and N. Mukundan (Tata Chemicals). Chandra succeeds S. Ramadorai, who retired as active CEO at 65, as per Tata Group governance policies. Ramadorai is non-executive Vice-Chairman.
Chandra was the chairman of the National Association of Software & Service Companies (NASSCOM). He has also been a champion of software and business quality for the industry.
Chandra is Named One of STEMconnector’s “100 CEO Leaders in STEM”.
His income as of 2013 was Rs. 11.6 Crore a year.
Chandra is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers(IEEE), and an active member of Computer Society of India and the British Computer Society. He is also a regular contributor to conferences and seminars on Information Technology around the world. He was nominated as the Chairman of Indian I.T Industry Body NASSCOM in April 2012.
Awards and recognition
- NDTV Business Leader of the Year IT, 2012
- Top 25 most influential consultants in the world, 2006 
- AIMA Business Leader award for 2011
- Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council, NASSCOM, 2011–12
- Nyenrode Business University of Netherland conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Chandra for his significant contributions toward business and society with a relentless focus on delivering value to global businesses, his stakeholders and local communities around the world.
Chandra completed his Masters Degree in Computer Applications from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy (now National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli), in Tamil Nadu, India in 1986 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology.
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