The country’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday announced that its current CEO and MD Rajesh Gopinathan has resigned and will be replaced by Krithivasan. TCS said Gopinathan will step down on September 15 and Krithivasan will take over in the next financial year.
The IT giant said, “The board has designated K Krithivasan as CEO-designate with effect from March 16, 2023. Krithivasan will undergo a transition with Rajesh Gopinathan to be appointed as the Managing Director and CEO in the next financial year.” ” a statement.
Who is K Krithivasan?
Krithivasan is currently the President and Global Head of the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Business Group at TCS. Having joined the group in 1989, he has been a part of the global technology sector for over 34 years. During his long tenure at TCS, he has held various leadership roles in Distribution, Customer Relationship Management, Large Event 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.
Speaking on Gopinathan’s exit, Tata Sons boss and TCS chairman N Chandrasekaran said: “I have had the pleasure of working with Rajesh for the last 25 years. During this period, Rajesh has always been successful in various roles, including his former Has distinguished himself with exemplary performance in the role as Chief Financial Officer.”
Over the past 6 years, Chandrasekaran said, Rajesh has provided strong leadership as MD & CEO and is at the forefront of TCS’s growth with significant investments in cloud, agile and automation to help customers accelerate their transformation. The foundation of the stage has been laid. “I deeply appreciate Rajesh’s immense contribution to TCS. I wish him all the best for the future,” he added.