Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Chandra) is the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consulting Services (TCS), a leading global IT solutions and consulting company, and a member of its Board of Directors. He assumed the position of CEO in October 2009 after holding the position of Director of Operations since 2007. Chandra was born in 1963 in Mumbai with his wife Lalita and his son Pranav.
TCS is among the fastest-growing IT services companies in the world with a compound annual rate of 26%
The market value of the company exceeded 80 billion dollars during the 2014-2015 period, which made TCS the most valuable company in India.
Chandra, an unwavering traveler and always willing to meet customers embody TCS's commitment to its culture of customer focus, reputation for high-quality service and creative imitation. As a technical leader known for his ability to place big bets on new technologies, Chandra has led many innovative initiatives at TCS, some of which have been transformed into large new companies.
Chandra was named head of the IT industry at the World Economic Forum, Davos, 2015-16. He is also a member of the Forum of CEOs in India and the United States. Chandra plays an active role in helping the Indian government expand trade and improve trade relations with many countries. It is part of the bilateral commercial teams for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, and Malaysia. Chandra served as Chairman of the Board of NASSCOM, the supreme commercial body of IT services companies in India from 2012 to 2013 and is still a member of the Executive Board of Government.
Under his supervision, the company has improved the corporate sustainability program to focus on education, the environment, and well-being. The company has devised health care solutions for charitable hospitals to help them improve the level of patient care more effectively and use their resources to treat more patients who cannot afford the costs of medical care. By actively supporting the great marathon in Boston, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Mumbai, and Bangalore, it has helped spread the message of health awareness among the company's employees worldwide, as well as in communities where That operates.
Chandra won numerous awards and recognitions in the business community in 2014-15. He was voted as one of the CNBC TV 18 - "Indian business icons". Recently it acquired CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 in the Business category. In 2014 Chandra was awarded as best CEO 2014 by Business Today for the second consecutive year and also awarded as "Best Executive Director" by the Pan-Asian Executive Team 2014 by the Business Group.
Chandra received an Honorary Doctorate from JNTU, Hyderabad, India (2014). He received an honorary doctorate from the Nenrod University of Business, the highest private business school in the Netherlands (2013). He also contains honorary degrees from several Indian universities such as the University of Gitam, Vishakapatnam and Andhra Pradesh. (2013) KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (2012); SRM University (2010), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Chandra won the "Man of the Year" (2013) award from the Bombay Management Association (BMA). He was named the "Best CEO" in the Technology, IT and Software Industry in the Annual Ranking of the Asian Institutional Investors Executive Association 2013.
Awarded as "Best Entrepreneur in Asia 2012" by CNBC Asia. He received the "Indian of the Year 2012 - Business Leader" award from NDTV and as "Business Vision Owner of the Year" from NDTV Profit. Forbes recognized India as "CEO of the year" in 2012
Chandra spent her career at TCS and joined the company in 1987 after completing a master's degree in computer applications from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
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