Natarajan Chardrasekaran is the new Chairman of Tata Sons, India’s most reputed business conglomerate having interests in varied sectors. He will replace interim Chairman Ratan Tata. He was previously the CEO of India’s biggest software consultancy firm TCS, which is also called the blue eye of Tata Group because of huge profits it generates.
N. Chandrasekaran, popularly known as Chandra, became CEO of TCS in 2009. Under his command TCS reached new heights and replaced Infosys as the biggest software consultancy of India. He was among the youngest CEOs of Tata Group. Similarly, his elevation as the Chairman of Tata Sons is nothing short of miraculous. It is also not going to be an easy job as he has to steer the Tata from its biggest leadership problems. Cyrus Mistry and Ratan Tata open fight has mired the reputation of the company like never before.
Profile of N. Chandrasekaran
Natarajan Chandrasekaran was born in 1963 in an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family in Mohanur. His father Mr. Srinivasan Natarajan was a farmer. Even, Chandrasekaran tried his hand at farming for few months before realizing that it is not something he can do. After that, he started to concentrate on education.
Chandra did schooling from Namakkal and later took admission in the prestigious Coimbatore Institute of Technology from where he completed B. Sc. in Applied Sciences. Later, he went to Regional Engineering College, Trichy (Now, National Institute of Technology, Trichy) to do Masters in Computer Application (MCA). He joined Tata Consultancy Services in 1987. Since then, he remained with TCS and was known a person having penchant for innovation and re-invention. Whether working as software developer or later as a business executive, his approach remained the same – to follow the culture of customer centricity and aim for long term relationship with customers.
In his career, he got hundreds of prestigious awards and recognitions. He was appointed director by RBI on its board. He has also got many ‘Best CEO’ awards. He has plethora of honorary degrees and has also served as the Chairman of NASSCOM in 2012.
Wife and Family of N. Chandrasekaran
Chandra is married to Lalitha. The couple has only son named Pranav Chandrasekaran. They are living in Mumbai in their lavish sea facing apartment named Sagar Darshan.
Father in Law of N. Chandrasekaran
N. Chandrasekaran is said to be the son in law of S. Ramadorai. Many people alleged that Ramadorai promoted him out of turn just because of this relationship. However, seeing the growth TCS achieved under the leadership of N. Chandra, one can safely say that Ramadorai had recommended a gem as his successor.
Salary of N. Chandrasekaran
Salary of N. Chandra will be made public once he assumed the charge of Tata Sons Chairman, which is scheduled on February, 21st. He is expected to get Rs. 15 Crores per annum.