Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Rajesh Gopinathan is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), elevated to this role in February 2017 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer since 2013.
He has played a key role in helping TCS become a $17.6 billion global company, with more than 387,000 employees and the highest retention rate in a globally competitive industry.
Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Rajesh was the Vice President of Business Finance. In this role, he was responsible for the financial management of the company’s individual operating units. His responsibilities included financial planning and control, and revenue assurance and margin management.
Rajesh has contributed towards numerous major initiatives at TCS. Under his management, TCS was rated as the world’s most powerful brand in IT Services by Brand finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm.
Rajesh joined Tata Consultancy Services in 2001 from the Tata Industries, and worked to drive TCS’ newly established e-business unit in the United States. He was also involved in the design, structure and implementation of the new organizational structure and operating model of the company, which witnessed tremendous growth over the past five years. He has also worked on multiple assignments with Tata companies since 1996, as part of the Tata Strategic Management Group.
In 2014, Rajesh was awarded the “Young Alumni Achiever’s Award” under the “Corporate Leader” category from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM).
An electrical and electronic engineer from REC Trichy (now NIT, Trichy), Rajesh graduated in 1994, before pursuing his Post-Graduate diploma in management from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Born in 1971, Rajesh lives in Mumbai with his wife Lekshmi, daughter and son.