MD and CEO, CMC Limited
R Ramanan is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of CMC Ltd., a subsidiary of the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). His illustrious career in the IT industry now spans more than three decades when he joined TCS in 1981 after graduating from IIT Mumbai in Electrical Engineering. He took the reins of CMC Ltd. as the Chief Operating Officer after CMC Ltd., a government owned crown jewel organization, was divested and acquired by the Tata Group in 2001. He was then elevated to MD & CEO in 2003. In North America, Ramanan guides CMC Americas, as Chairman, and has also served on board of Tata Business Support Services Limited (TBSSL) as Director. Presently, he is a key board member in the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise-NZTE Beachheads Advisory Panel. Since 2004, he has been a mentor for various Tata group companies, giving shape to their pursuit of their journey towards Business Excellence.
Ramanan was conferred with the prestigious title “CEO of the Year – 2015” by CMO Asia in a glittering ceremony held in Singapore. He was also featured as one of India’s most “Value”able CEOs by Businessworld in 2011 and 2013, assessed on the basis of consistent value imparted to its stakeholders over a period of three years. He was the only CEO to be featured among the Top 9 most “Value”able CEOs twice for the same title. His other eminent industry recognitions include prestigious national awards like ‘Udyog Rattan Award’ in 2009 by Institute of Economic Studies, ‘Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Award’ in 2006 and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award’ in 2006 for Outstanding Individual Achievements & Distinguished Services by National Integration & Economic Council. A prominent Hyderabad based media house honored his exemplary leadership for ‘Outstanding performance in midsized IT sector’ in 2012. Ramanan was recently recognised by Financial Times and Citi for CMC’s outstanding contribution in innovations related to Urban Ingenuity with community impact in Asia.