TCS CEO N. Chandrasekaran appointed Tata Sons chairman

Source: Live mint 
 
1. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, 53, will be the new executive chairman of Tata Sons from 21 February, the holding company of the $103 billion group announced on Thursday.

2.Chandrasekaran, who has spent his entire career at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), is currently the managing director and chief executive of the software maker.

3. He will take over the role at a time when the group is embroiled in a battle against its ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry to protect its reputation.

4. Starting at TCS as a software programmer in 1987, Chandrasekaran was co-opted on the TCS board and named chief operating officer in September 2007.

5. As COO, he drove TCS’s acquisition strategy. Two years later, in October 2009, he was elevated as CEO and managing director.

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