Mr. Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan has more than 34 years of experience in the field of information technology. He retired as the Executive Vice Chairman of Cognizant, India in March 2019. He serves as an Independent Director on the Board of PNB Housing Finance Limited, LTI Mindtree Limited, NSEIT Limited and Aujas Networks (subsidiary of NSEIT). He is also part of the Chairman’s Council, NASSCOM.
He joined Cognizant as a member of the founding team. He has been widely recognized as a significant contributor to growing the company to over 250,000 employees, USD 16 Billion+ in revenue and establishing the global delivery footprint.
After earning his engineering degree from Regional Engineering College, Trichy (National Institute of Technology), he started his career with Ashok Leyland, where he spent four years. After his MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in 1985, he joined TCS, where he held positions of increasing responsibility and stature, including stints in the UK and the US.
He is very passionate about education and is on the Advisory Board of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. He is an active supporter of social causes, sponsoring education for underprivileged children, promoting digital literacy in rural areas, offering scholarships to deserving students in NIT and also supporting research in IIM Bangalore.