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Subramaniam Ramadorai

Subramaniam Ramadorai (???????? Tamil) (Padma Bhushan) is CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS).

During the past 30 years, S. Ramadorai, has played an integral role in the international development of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). His efforts have helped make TCS one of the world’s largest global software and services companies with more than 100000 associates working in 53 countries, operating out of over 151 offices worldwide, and with revenues over US$ 5.7 billion (FY 2007-08).

Subramaniam Ramadorai (???????? Tamil) (Padma Bhushan) is CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS).

During the past 30 years, S. Ramadorai, has played an integral role in the international development of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). His efforts have helped make TCS one of the world’s largest global software and services companies with more than 100000 associates working in 53 countries, operating out of over 151 offices worldwide, and with revenues over US$ 5.7 billion (FY 2007-08).

Early Life and Education

Ramadorai was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra and did his school education from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Delhi University, India, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California, USA. In 1993, Ramadorai attended the Senior Executive Development Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Career

Beginning his career with TCS as a junior engineer, he rose through the ranks and eventually was charged with setting up TCS’ operations in the United States in 1979 in New York City, which has since grown to over 40 offices throughout the country. Since taking on the role of CEO, Ramadorai has focused his efforts on building relationships with large corporations and academic institutions, planning and directing technology development and acquisitions and overseeing the company’s research and development activities..

He has played a pioneering role in establishing Offshore Development Centers (ODCs) in India to provide high-end solutions to major corporations including IBM, Microsoft, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Morgan Stanley, Tandem-Compaq, American Express,Merrill Lynch, Capital Bank, Target Corporation, Citibank, Qwest, Lucent Technologies, Ericsson and Nortel.

Under his leadership TCS set up Technology Excellence Centers in India that have acquired knowledge, expertise and equipment in specialized technology areas like IBM, Oracle Corporation, SAP, AS400, DEC, HP, Microsoft, Silicon Graphics, Sun and Tandem. Recently, he led TCS in forging new partnerships and alliances with the American International Group of Companies, Citibank, Microsoft, Oracle and Keylabs, and widening existing relationships with Capital Bank (Bank of Scotland Group), Prudential Insurance Company of America, Hewlett Packard and Unigraphics Solutions Inc.

Ramadorai has spearheaded TCS’ quality initiatives, taking sixteen of its Development Centers to SEI’s CMM Level 5, the highest and most prestigious performance assessment issued by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Over 22,000 TCS employees have been covered by this assessment. TCS also attained the distinction of being the World’s first company to have all Centres assessed as operating at Level 5 of PCMM (People-CMM).

Ramadorai is the Chairman of TATA Technologies Limited, Chairman of CMC Ltd, and Vice Chairman of TATA Elxsi (India) Ltd. He is also on the Board of Directors of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Nicholas Piramal India Ltd, TATA Limited (India), TATA Infotech Limited (India), TATA Internet Services Limited, Nelito Systems Limited, and several other companies.

Honors

Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), President of the Indo-American Society, Member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC), and is also on the Advisory and Governing Boards of a number of reputed Indian academic institutions.

Ramadorai continues to maintain strong links with the world of academia. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC) as well as other Boards of reputed Indian academic institutions. Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

In 2006, on India’s Republic Day, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour. In 2004, he won Business India’s “Business Man of the Year” award. During 2003, Ramadorai received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indore Management Association, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Fellowship of the Institute of Management Consultants of India. He has also been honoured with CNBC Asia Pacific’s prestigious ‘Asia Business Leader of the Year’ Award, as well as the ‘Management Man of the Year’ award by the Bombay Management Association. He was named in June 2002, by Consulting Magazine (USA) as being among the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in the world, the only Indian CEO on the list. He has been honoured with the position of ‘ IT Advisor to Qingdao City’, People’s Republic of China. Silicon.com has named him as an agenda setter ( position 22 ) in 2006.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subramaniam_Ramadorai