Here’s the list of India's highest-paid tech CEOs

CEO and Managing Director Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Rajesh Gopinathan speaks during a press conference after the announcement of the financial results of the company, in Mumbai.Photo/Shashank Parade)(
  • The annual compensation of top Indian IT CEOs in the IT sector ranges from ₹16 crore to ₹28 crore.
  • Rajesh Gopinathan of Tata Consultancy Services and Abidali (Abid) Z. Neemuchwala of Wipro were also featured in the CEOWORLD global rankings of the top CEOs across the globe.
  • Rajesh Gopinathan is one of the youngest CEOs in the Tata Group.

The Indian IT sector has been growing at a healthy pace, unlike many other sectors which are on the edge of a downturn.

A lot of this success is attributed to nimble strategies of the leadership in the sector, who succeeded in spite of the dynamic nature of the sector. It hence comes as no surprise that Rajesh Gopinathan of Tata Consultancy Services and Abidali (Abid) Z. Neemuchwala of Wipro were also featured in the CEOWORLD global rankings of the top CEOs across the globe

Let us see how the CEOs of this sector are being compensated for their hard work and success.

Here’s a list of annual compensation of top IT CEOs of the country right from Salil Parekh of Infosys to CP Gurnani of Tech Mahindra:
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Rajesh Gopinathan

Rajesh Gopinathan

Company: Tata Consultancy Services

Annual remuneration: ₹16 crore

One of the youngest CEOs of the Tata Group, Rajesh Gopinathan holds 2,260 equity shares of the company, as on March 2019. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad graduate was promoted as the CEO of the company in February 2017.

​Chander Prakash Gurnani

​Chander Prakash Gurnani

Company: Tech Mahindra

Annual Remuneration: ₹22.3 crore

Recognised as the ‘Corporate Leader of the Year’ at the 14th Indo-American Corporate Excellence (I-ACE) Awards, C P Gurnani holds 0.7% stake in the company. He was also listed in the top 100 global CEOs by The Wall Street Journal CEO Council 2016.

Salil Parekh

Salil Parekh

Company: Infosys Limited

Annual Remuneration: ₹24.67 crore

A postgraduate in engineering, Salil Parekh, the CEO and MD of Infosys has 31 years of experience in the IT industry. He was employed in Capgemini as the Director General of the company before joining Infosys.

Abidali Neemuchwala

Abidali Neemuchwala


Company: Wipro Limited

Annual Remuneration: ₹27.32 crore

Abidali Neemuchwala has been associated with Wipro since April 2015 and was elevated to the CEO’s position in February 2016. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

​ C. Vijaykumar

​ C. Vijaykumar

Company: HCL Technologies

Annual Remuneration: ₹27.94 crore

Labelled as ‘Horses for Sources’ in the company’s Awards, C Vijayakumar joined HCL in 1994 and is presently the President and CEO of HCL technologies.

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