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Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Chairman, Tata Sons

N. Chandrasekaran serves as Chairman of the board of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies with aggregate annual revenues of more than US $150 billion. He joined the board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017.

His appointment as Chairman followed a 30-year career at Tata Consulting Services. Chandra rose through the ranks to become the CEO and under his leadership, TCS consolidated its position as the largest private sector employer in India and India’s most valuable company.

Since he has taken over as Chairman, Chandra has been driving transformation of the group towards digital, sustainability and supply chain resilience. The group has forayed into new businesses including electronics manufacturing, semiconductor, EV battery manufacturing, consumer internet platform, and mobile technology for 5G. The Tata group has expanded its aviation presence with the acquisition of Air India and is building a large global airline.

Chandra was conferred with the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, in the field of trade and industry in 2022.The French Government conferred him with Légion d’Honneur, the highest civilian award in France for his outstanding business successes and decisive contribution to strengthening Indo-French economic ties. President Eisenhower Global Award for Leadership by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) was conferred to him in 2022.

Chandra is also the author of Bridgital Nation, a groundbreaking book on harnessing technological disruptions to bring Indians closer to their dreams.

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