Apacesetter in the IT industry, Mr. Chandrasekaran is truly an exemplification of a great leader who never left his ethical values and incorporated those in his business and delivered cutting-edge solutions and services to the customers. Launching new initiatives while expanding the company’s portfolio, Mr. Chandrasekaran is bringing the best of the digital world to the industry.
Spanning a vast range of key functions ranging from corporate strategy and customer relationship management to business development and operations management, Mr. Chandrasekaran has more than 20 years of experience working in the IT services industry. It is his immense dedication, strategic steps, and noteworthy team management that today, the firm marks its name among the most influential organizations of the country.
Mr. Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran has an impressive educational background. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology. To refine his skills and enhance his knowledge of management studies, he pursued a Master of Business Administration degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
THE CAREER CONTOUR
During his outstanding tenure at Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, Mr. Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran has played a variety of roles dealing with almost every aspect of the company’s growth factors. His extraordinary journey with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp began in 1994 when he was appointed as the Assistant Vice President. Later in 1997, he was promoted to the position of its Vice President.
Due to his exceptional dedication and transforming vision, he was given the current position in the year 2013. Presently, he is responsible for maintaining the broad business relationships of the company and leading the teams to achieve greater levels of client intimacy to help key clients in their transformation journey.
Earlier, he worked with various prominent establishments where he honed his entrepreneurial skills to be at the top. For instance, he served in the companies like Tata Consultancy Services and of Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd.
THE OUTSTANDING MAVERICK
Mr. Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran believes that self-confidence, innovation, and the drive to be different are the three key qualities of being a successful entrepreneur and there is no doubt in the fact that his remarkable personality is a perfect amalgamation of these ingredients. He has that confidence and the passion to create something innovative that will transform the digital world and set new benchmarks for the competitors. This is what he is continuously doing at Cognizant. With an intense focus on strengthening Cognizant’s already established empire, he brings a vast global perspective, deep industry experience, and passion for innovation on the fore and excellently incorporates them in the strategic steps he takes for the firm.
Apart from being the Executive Vice Chairman of Cognizant India, he has been Vice Chairman of NASSCOM and an Independent Director of PNB Housing Finance Limited as well. He has also been the Chairman of The Executive Council at National Association of Software and Service Companies. A 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Mr. Chandrasekaran has undoubtedly excelled in his life making everyone associated with him including his alma mater proud, and in turn has become one of the most respected people of India.