The top brass of the Tata Group witnessed a major reshuffle on Thursday after N Chandrasekaran was elevated as Tata Sons' new managing director and chairman (CMD), while his associate N Rajesh Gopinath was appointed Tata Consultancy Services’ new chief economic officer (CEO). NG Subramaniam has been named new chief operating officer (COO).
India’s $100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group made the changes three months after firing its former chairperson Cyrus Mistry, sparking a bitter public spat.
Tata Sons CMD Chandrasekaran joined the group in 1987 and became TCS CEO in 2009.
Chandrasekaran is an avid photographer, music aficionado and a passionate long-distance runner. He has completed marathons across the world.
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N Rajesh Gopinath, who was with TCS since 2001, become TCS new CEO. He was appointed as CFO in February 2013. As CFO, Gopinathan was responsible for the financial management of the TCS’s individual units. Besides, his responsibilities included financial planning and control, revenue assurance and margin management.
Gopinath is an electrical and electronic engineer from NIT, Trichy. He graduated in 1994, before pursuing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
N Ganapathy Subramaniam who has now become the COO is the executive Vice President at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. He has also headed TCS Financial Solutions.
Subramaniam mainly deals about technology trends, systems and policies of leading global corporations, and international business.
He actively participates in banking, technology and business forums in addition to specific knowledge streams in risk management and Six Sigma orientation.