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Chairman, Computational Research Laboratories Limited
In February 2011, S Ramadorai stepped into public service when the Indian Government appointed him as the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council, in the rank of Cabinet Minister. The Council, which is headed by the Prime Minister, seeks to develop a strategy for skill development at the national level with a view to address the skill deficit.
Ramadorai is the Chairman of CRL and has been associated with the company since its inception. He also continues as the Vice - Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, a company he has been associated with for the past 39 years. He took over as CEO in 1996 when the company’s revenue was $160 million and has since then led the company through some of its most exciting phases, including its going public in 2004. In October 2009, he stepped down as CEO, leaving a $6 billion global IT services company to his successor, while he took over the mantle of Vice Chairmanship of the company. Today, the company’s revenue stands at $8 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, with an employee base of over 198,500 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 42 countries.
Ramadorai is also the Chairman of other Tata companies - Tata Elxsi Ltd, Tata Technologies Ltd, and CMC Ltd. He is on the Boards of a number of non Tata companies and educational institutions - Tata Industries, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Bombay Stock Exchange and the MIT Sloan School of Management (EMSAB).
In recognition of Ramadorai’s commitment and dedication to the IT industry he was awarded the Padma Bhushan (India's third highest civilian honor) in January 2006. In April 2009, he was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the Indo-British economic relations.
Ramadorai’s academic credentials include a Bachelors 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 - UCLA (USA). In 1993, Ramadorai attended the Sloan School of Management’s highly acclaimed Senior Executive Development Program.
Mr. Raju Bhinge
CEO Tata Strategic Management Group
Mr. Bhinge is CEO of Tata Strategic Management Group. It is one of the largest management consulting firms in South Asia. He has over 25 years of professional experience. He was an Author of the 1990 Strategic Plan for Tata Industries Limited and was responsible for its implementation.
Mr. Satish Pradhan
Executive Vice President -Group HR, TATA Sons
Mr. Satish Pradhan is Executive Vice President Group HR, Tata Sons. He Heads the Tata Group HR function. In the last eight years, he has built on the legacy of the two (50 year old) institutions of TAS and TMTC and created a unique HR function in the Tata Group. Prior to joining the group in April 2001, he was with ICI Plc in London at their Head Office as Organisation Design & Development Manager (Group Human Resources)
Mr. Eruch N Kapadia
General Manager Finance - TATA Sons Limited
Mr. E N Kapadia is General Manager Finance in Tata Sons Limited. Also a Director in Ewart Investment Pvt. Ltd. (registered in Mauritius), Tata Business Support Services Ltd., Panatone Finvest Ltd. and TS Investments Ltd.
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