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Date : Mar 24, 2017
Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran
Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran (53) is Chairman of the Board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies He joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017. Shri Chandrasekaran also chairs the Boards of several Tata group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – of which he was Chief Executive from 2009-17.

Shri Chandrasekaran was appointed as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India in 2016. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Information and Communication Technology Industry Governors at the World Economic Forum, Davos in 2015-16. Shri Chandrasekaran is an active member of India’s bilateral business forums including USA, UK, Australia and Japan. He served as the chairman of NASSCOM, the apex trade body for IT services firms in India in 2012-13.

His business leadership has been recognized by several corporate and community organizations, and he has received numerous awards, including:

- Business Leader of the Year at the ET Awards for Corporate Excellence 2016;
- CNBC TV 18 - ‘Indian Business Icon', 2014;
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 (business category);
- Best CEO for 2013 and 2014 by Business Today; and,
- Best CEO 2010-15 Institutional Investor’s Annual All-Asia Executive Team rankings;

Shri Chandrasekaran has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading universities in India and internationally. He attended the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, where he completed a Masters degree in Computer Applications before joining TCS in 1987. He is an avid photographer, and a passionate long-distance marathon runner.

Born in 1963, Shri Chandrasekaran lives in Mumbai, with his wife Lalitha. They have a son, Pranav, who is currently pursuing undergraduate studies.

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