Tata Sons announces appointment of new Group Chief Digital Officer

Posted by: at 7/13/2017 05:13:00 am


July 13, 2017: Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Ms. Aarthi Subramanian as the Tata Group’s Chief Digital Officer. Ms. Subramanian will report to Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman of Tata Sons, in her new role.

A professional with over 26 years of experience in the global technology sector, Ms. Subramanian started her career with Tata Consultancy Services and worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada thereby gaining rich experience in consulting engagements and executing large-scale technology projects as well as in operations and programme management.

She is currently Executive Director at Tata Consultancy Services, responsible for driving the company’s digital foray, excellence in customer engagement and delivery governance. She has been also responsible for leading key initiatives like digital, agile and operational excellence in Tata Consultancy Services. Ms. Subramanian will continue to serve on the Board of Tata Consultancy Services as a non-executive director.

Mr. N. Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman, Tata Sons, said: “Aarthi has a great track record of successfully leading large teams to achieve excellence in customer service delivery and she has been a strong advocate of proactive value addition for customers.  As the Group Chief Digital Officer, she will play a key role in driving digital adoption across group companies as well as the group’s digital initiatives. Having worked with Aarthi for many years, I know that her experience and commitment will be very valuable in building a Tata group that is ready to rise in the Digital Economy.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work under Chandra’s leadership again. The Tata group is a unique institution with great strengths and it will be my endeavour to help the group capture many new economic opportunities that are emerging from the Digital Economy,” said Ms. Subramanian.

Ms. Subramanian is a graduate of Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas, the USA.

She will up take up the new role in August this year.


About the Tata group
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust'. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture. In 2015-16, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.51 billion. These companies collectively employ over 660,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $130.13 billion (as on March 31, 2017). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.


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