Tata Sons N Chandrasekaran appointed on RBI board again

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The Central Government has re-nominated Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran as a part-time non-official director on the RBI’s central board

Tata Sons’ Chairman N Chandrasekaran has been again nominated as a part-time non-official director of the RBI central board. His re-nomination is for two years from March 3, 2020. An announcement to this effect was made by the RBI.

Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons Board, was nominated as a Director on the RBI Board of directors first time on March 4, 2016 for four years. His tenure ended on March 3, 2020.

Now the central government has again nominated him for further two years.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran is Chairman of the Board at Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of all Tata Group companies. His appointment as Chairman followed a 30-year business career at TCS, which he joined from university. Chandra rose through the ranks at TCS to become CEO and Managing Director of the leading global IT solution and consulting firm.

Under his leadership, TCS generated total revenues of US $16.5 billion in 2015-16 and consolidated its position as the largest private-sector employer in India and the country’s most valuable company. TCS has also been placed among the “Big 4” most valuable IT services brands worldwide, ranked as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes and recognized as a Global Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute across 24 countries.

Chandra is on the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as well as the President of the Court at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. He is the member of Bocconi’s International Advisory Council and the Co-Chair India US CEO Forum.

Chandra is an active member of India’s bilateral business forums including USA, UK, Australia and Japan. He served as a Director on the Board of India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, from 2016 till 2020. He served as the chairman of NASSCOM, the apex trade body for IT services firms in India in 2012-13.

Chandra has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading universities in India and internationally, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University, Australia, Doctor of Letters from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, where he completed a Masters degree in Computer Applications before joining TCS in 1987.

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

Chandra is an avid photographer, and a passionate long-distance marathon runner. He has completed the World Marathon Majors , it includes the marathons in New York, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo & London.

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