Bitter boardroom battle of Tata Group is over. India’s biggest business group has a new leader at the helm - Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
Chandrasekaran, who formally held the position of CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been appointed as the new chairman of Tata Sons, a move that is likely to help Tata Groups maintain continuity and move on from war with ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry.
The 53-year-old will assume office from February 21 and will be the first non-Parsi to lead the 150-year old group.
Here is all you need to know about the new most powerful businessman in India:
Chandrasekaran was born in a Tamil family in Mohanur, Tamil Nadu. He currently resides in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha and their son, Pranav. He has a Masters in Computer Applications from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy in Tamil Nadu.
He is a keen photographer, music lover and a passionate marathon runner who has completed marathons in diverse places such as Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Mumbai, New York and Tokyo.
Chandrasekaran joined TCS in 1987 and has spent nearly three decades in the organisation and has been described as a Tata lifer. Chandrasekaran has played a prominent role behind TCS's emergence as one of the top-notch information technology service, consulting and business solutions organisations in India.
Renowned as an able leader, Chandra is highly familiar with global economic conditions.
Chandrasekaran has been bestowed with several awards and recognition all through his career. Reserve Bank of India appointed him as director on its board in 2016.
He has also served as the chairman of NASSCOM, trade association of Indian IT companies and played the role of Chairperson of the IT Industry Governors’ at the World Economic Forum, Davos in 2015-16.