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K. Krithivasan - President and Global Head of the BFSI Business Group

TCS appoints Krithivasan as CEO Designate

By Sean Mitchell
Fri, 17th Mar 2023

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has appointed K. Krithivasan today as the CEO Designate following the resignation of Managing Director and CEO Rajesh Gopinathan.

K. Krithivasan’s appointment takes effect from 16 March 2023. Mr. Gopinathan will continue with the company until 15 September 2023 to provide transition and support to his successor.

After a stellar career of over 22 years with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Rajesh Gopinathan has decided to step down from the company to pursue his other interests.

The Board of Directors has considered his request and accepted the same. Mr. Gopinathan will continue with the company till 15th September 2023 to provide transition and support to his successor.

The Board has nominated K. Krithivasan as the CEO Designate with effect from 16th March 2023. Krithivasan will go through a transition with Rajesh Gopinathan and will be appointed as the Managing Director & CEO in the next financial year.

N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman, TCS, said; “I have had the pleasure of working with Rajesh for the past 25 years. During this period, Rajesh has always distinguished himself with exemplary performance in various roles, including his former role as the Chief Financial Officer.

Over the last 6 years, Rajesh has provided strong leadership as the MD & CEO and has laid the foundation for the next phase of TCS’ growth with significant investments in cloud, agile and automation to help clients accelerate their transformation. I am deeply appreciative of Rajesh’s enormous contribution to TCS. I wish him the very best for the future.”

Rajesh Gopinathan, MD & CEO, TCS, said; “I have thoroughly enjoyed my exciting 22 year tenure at TCS. It has been a pleasure working closely with Chandra, who has mentored me through this entire period. The last six years of leading this iconic organization have been most enriching and fulfilling, adding over $10Bn in incremental revenues and over $70Bn increase in market capitalization.”

He added, “I have been harboring a few ideas on what I want to do in the next phase of my life. After deep reflection and in discussion with the Chairman and the Board, we decided that the end of this fiscal year is a good time for me to step aside and pursue those interests. Having worked with Krithi over the last two decades, I am confident that he is best positioned to take TCS to greater heights along with the leadership team. I will be working closely with Krithi to give him all the support that he needs.”

K. Krithivasan is presently President and Global Head of the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) Business Group at Tata Consultancy Services. Krithivasan has been part of the global technology sector for over 34 years, having joined Tata Consultancy Services in 1989. During his long tenure at TCS, he has held various leadership roles in delivery, customer relationship management, large program management and sales.

Krithivasan is also a member of the Board of Directors of TCS Iberoamerica, TCS Ireland and the supervisory board of TCS Technology Solutions AG. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras and a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from IIT Kanpur.

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

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