Rajesh Gopinathan CFO of TCS replaces N Chandrasekaran as CEO
After the elevation of N Chadrasekaran as the CEO of Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday announced the elevation of Rajesh Gopinathan as the new CEO. He will replace N Chadrasekaran as CEO with effective from February 21.
TCS has also named N Ganapathy Subramanium, who is currently the President of TCS Financial Solutions, to now the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and appointed him as the director on the board of the company.
N Chandrasekaran on the appointment said, “TCS' core strength is its strong leadership that is collaborative and aspirational... I am absolutely delighted that the board has chosen Rajesh and Subramanium to lead this company into the future. I am proud of the capabilities they have to take TCS to greater heights. I look forward to a continued relationship with TCS and the management team.”
Gopinathan said, “I would like to thank the TCS Board and Chandra for the privilage and honor to lead this great organisation. TCS has evolved into an industry leader during Chandra's tenure. It is definitely big shoes to fill. With the continuous guidance from Chandra and the support of the TCS team, I am confident of continuing this great journey that TCS is on.”
Gopinathan started his professional career with TCS in 2001. He was appointed as CFO of the company in February 2013. He had played a key role in helping TCS become a $16.5 billion global company with over 371,000 employees.
Prior to becoming CFO Gopinathan was the VP – Business Finance. In this role he was responsible for the financial management of the company's individual operating units.
Subramanium has been part of TCS and the Indian IT industry for the past 34 years and has had opportunities in various roles in delivering solutions to customers globally.