In a surprising turn of events, Rajesh Gopinathan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has announced his resignation from the company. Gopinathan, who has been with TCS for over 20 years, will step down from his roles effective April 5, 2023.
In a statement, Gopinathan thanked TCS for the “incredible opportunity” to lead the company, but did not provide a specific reason for his departure. He expressed his confidence in TCS’s future, saying “I am certain that the company will continue to thrive and scale new heights under its next leadership.”
During his tenure as CEO, Gopinathan oversaw TCS‘s expansion into new markets, including the acquisition of digital consultancy W12 Studios in 2021. He also helped the company maintain its position as India’s largest IT services provider and a global leader in the industry.
Gopinathan will be succeeded by Samir Seksaria, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TCS. Seksaria, who has been with TCS for over 20 years, has been instrumental in the company’s financial growth and strategic initiatives.
TCS Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran praised Gopinathan’s contributions to the company, saying “Rajesh has played a key role in making TCS the global leader it is today. We thank him for his leadership, dedication, and commitment to the company and wish him the very best for his future endeavors.”
The news of Gopinathan’s resignation has sent shockwaves through the industry, and many are curious to see what lies ahead for TCS under its new leadership.