New Tata boss: Sikka congratulates Chandra; takes pride in importance of IT sector

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka says rise of Natarajan Chandrasekaran as the Tata chief reflects growing importance of IT industry in the country.

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Bengaluru, Jan 13: Congratulating industry peer N Chandrasekaran on his appointment as Tata Sons Chairman, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Friday said the decision reflects the Tata veteran's leadership capabilities as well as the growing importance of the software industry.

[Also Read: TCS MD Natarajan Chandrasekaran appointed as new Tata sons chairman]

"I wrote to him on Thursday, congratulating him. It is a reflection, both of his amazing leadership and capabilities as well as growing importance of software all around us," Sikka said.

Vishal Sikka

"So all the best to him and we wish him the very best on that journey," he added. After rival TCS announced its third quarter results on Thursday, its CEO and MD Chandrasekaran was named as the Chairman of Tata Sons.

Tata Sons is the holding company of the USD 103-billion Tata Group. Interestingly, Chandrasekaran had started his career as an intern at TCS. Chandra, as he is popularly known, has navigated TCS through a lot of ups and downs and dislodging bellwether Infosys and to become the largest company by market capital of close to Rs 5 trillion, and the largest profit centre for the group.

TCS CFO Rajesh Gopinathan will now succeed Chandrasekaran as the CEO and MD, while NG Subramaniam (currently President, TCS Financial Solutions) has been named as President and COO.

PTI

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