Natarajan Chandrasekaran

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Natarajan Chandrasekaran is an Indian business executive who is the CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services.[1] Chandrasekaran took over as the CEO on October 6, 2009 prior to which he was COO and Executive Director of TCS.[2] Born in 1963, Chandra is one of the youngest CEOs of the Tata Group.[3] As of 2015, his income was 25.6 crore per annum.[4] His salary for the fiscal year ending March 2014 at 18.68 crores was 60% more than the previous year.[5] Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands conferred Chandra with Honorary doctorate for his significant contributions toward business and society.[6]

Education and career[edit]

Chandrasekaran completed his Master of computer applications from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy (now National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli), in Tamil Nadu, India in 1986[7] after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Joining TCS in 1987, Chandra took over as CEO on October 6, 2009 prior to which he was COO and Executive Director of TCS.[8] Chandra is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and an active member of Computer Society of India and British Computer Society. He was nominated as the Chairman of Indian IT industry body NASSCOM in April 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Chandrasekaran was born in a Tamil Brahmin family in Mohanur near Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. He currently resides in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha and their son, Pranav.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • NDTV Business Leader of the Year IT, 2012
  • Top 25 most influential consultants in the world, 2006 [9]
  • AIMA Business Leader award for 2011[10]
  • Distinguished alumni award of NIT Trichy, 2013[11]
  • Appointed as non-official director to the board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), 4 March 2016[12]


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  2. ^ "N Chandrasekaran takes over as TCS CEO". Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ "N Chandrasekaran takes over as CEO of TCS". The Times Of India. 7 October 2009. 
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  5. ^ "Why TCS is betting again on Chandrasekaran". Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  6. ^ "TCS, neoIT on top consulting list". 
  7. ^ "Sundowner with N Chandrasekaran". The Economic Times. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "N Chandrasekaran takes over as TCS CEO". Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  9. ^ "TCS, neoIT on top consulting list". Business Standard. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "AIMA Managing India Awards 2011". All India Management Association. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "TCS to create model for curriculum change". 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran appointed to RBI board | ETtech". Retrieved 2016-03-16.