Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Rajesh Gopinathan is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT solutions and consulting firm. He was elevated to the role of Chief Executive in February 2017 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer since 2013.
He has played a key role in helping TCS become a $ 17.6 billion global company. With over 387,000 consultants, TCS has become the largest private sector employers in India with the highest retention rate in a globally competitive industry. Under Rajesh’s leadership, TCS was rated as one of the world’s top 3 most valuable brands in IT Services in 2017 and recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute across 27 countries.
Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Rajesh was the Vice President - Business Finance. In this role he was responsible for the financial management of the company’s individual operating units. His responsibilities include financial planning and control as well as revenue assurance and margin management. Under his guidance TCS remains the most valuable company in India with a market capitalization of over USD 70 billion during 2015-16.
Rajesh has contributed towards major initiatives of the Company. Under his management TCS was rated as the world's most powerful brand in IT Services by Brand finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm.
Rajesh joined Tata Consultancy Services in 2001 from the Tata Industries, and worked to drive TCS’ newly established e-business unit in the United States. He was also involved in the design, structure and implementation of the new organizational structure and operating model of the company. He has also worked on multiple assignments with Tata companies as part of the Tata Strategic Management Group since 1996.
In 2014 Rajesh was awarded the “Young Alumni Achiever's Award” under “Corporate Leader” category from IIM, Ahmedabad.
An electrical and electronic engineer from REC Trichy (now NIT, Trichy), Rajesh graduated in 1994, before pursuing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Born in 1971, Rajesh lives in Mumbai with his wife Lekshmi, daughter and son.