(Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director)
Natarajan Chandrasekaran (“Chandra”) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the company.
Responsible for formulating and executing the company’s global strategy, Chandra has been at helm of several key strategic transitions at TCS since 2002 when he took over the role as head of global sales. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer, he was the architect of the new organization structure unveiled in 2008, which created multiple agile business units focusing on domains and markets as well as built strategic business units in order to pursue new initiatives with the ability to invest, develop and mature new ideas.
Under his leadership, TCS pioneered the creation of its unique Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM™) across five continents and ventured into new markets including Europe, China and Latin America. It added new business lines like BPO and infrastructure and assurance services. Chandra has also driven the domain diversification drive that has seen the company enter new verticals like media and information services as well as high-tech. All of these have matured into sizeable businesses under his mentorship and guidance.
Chandra personifies TCS’ commitment to customer satisfaction and high quality of deliverables. Through his experience in a variety of operating roles across TCS, he has built a reputation in the IT services industry for his exceptional ability to build and grow new businesses and nurture long-term relationships. He has also been a champion of software and business quality for the industry.
Chandra represents TCS on several global and local forums. He is a member of Executive Council, National Association of Software & Service Companies (Nasscom) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He is on the board of Tata Business Support Services, as well as many TCS subsidiaries.
Chandra joined TCS in 1987 after completing his Masters in Computer Applications from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu in 1986. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu.
Beyond the office, Chandra is a passionate long-distance runner and has completed marathons in Mumbai, New York, Prague, Stockholm and Vienna.
Born in 1963, Chandra lives in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha and son Pranav.