TCS CEO-designate K Krithivasan is an IIT Kanpur graduate & an old company hand

Mar 17, 2023

By: Sourabh Jain

Rajesh Gopinathan resigns as TCS CEO

Rajesh Gopinathan, who was elevated to the position of TCS chief executive officer in 2017, has stepped down to pursue other interests. He was the company’s chief financial officer between 2013-2017.

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K Krithivasan appointed as the CEO-designate

The board of directors of TCS, in a meeting on March 16, appointed K Krithivasan as the CEO-designate of the company. He will take over as the company’s CEO and MD in the next financial year, the company said.

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Focus on customers and employees

“We, at TCS, come with a core set of beliefs and values – like focus on customers and employees – that's an important engine that drives our growth,” K Krithivasan said during a media briefing after being appointed TCS’ CEO- designate.

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Who is K Krithivasan?

Prior to being appointed as the CEO-designate of TCS, Krithivasan was serving as the president and global head of the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) business group at TCS.

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Responsible for over 30 percent of TCS’s revenue

Under Krithivasan, the BFSI vertical contributed 32 percent to TCS’s revenue in FY22.

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Future of BFSI segment to be decided soon

During a media briefing, the CEO-designate said that he will discuss the future of the BFSI vertical with the team, Rajesh Gopinathan and Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

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Krithivasan completed his education from IIT Kanpur

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.

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34 years with TCS

Krithivasan has been with TCS for over 34 years, having joined the company in 1989. Over the years, he has held various leadership roles in delivery, customer relationship management, large programme management and sales.

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Role at TCS

In addition to leading the BFSI segment, Krithivasan is also a member of the Board of Directors of TCS Iberoamerica, TCS Ireland and the supervisory board of TCS Technology Solutions AG.

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