Rajesh Gopinathan is best known for being the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). After serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2013, he took the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in February 2017. After being in the role for six long years, Gopinathan has submitted his resignation, effective September 15, 2023. His place will be taken by the President and Global Head of the BFSI business group at TCS, Mr. K Krithivasan. Rajesh joined the Tata Group in 1996 and after working on multiple assignments he joined TCS in 2001. One of the richest CEOs in India, Rajesh Gopinathan’s net worth in 2023 is still unknown.
Rajesh Gopinathan Salary & Net Worth 2023
Gopinathan is one of the highest-paid IT CEOs in India who takes home a handsome annual compensation of around Rs 25.75 crore. He has worked with TCS for more than 22 years and has made a net worth of more than 4 thousand crores.
|Profession||MD & CEO|
|Present organization||Tata Consultancy Services|
|Net worth in rupees (as of 2023)||N/A|
|Total compensation||Rs. 26 crores (est.)|
|Yearly salary||Rs. 1.44 crores (est.)|
Rajesh Gopinathan Personal Biography
Rajesh Gopinathan was born in Thrissur, Kerala in 1971 and grew up in Lucknow. He did his schooling at St. Mary’s Convent Inter College Lucknow and graduated from NIT Tiruchirappalli in 1994. Rajesh holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has also done his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad in 1996.
Gopinathan currently resides in Mumbai with his wife Lekshmi, and his two children, a daughter, and a son. His hobbies include reading books, watching movies, and traveling.
|Full name||Rajesh Gopinathan|
|Profession||MD & CEO|
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Year of birth||1971|
|Place of birth||Thrissur, Kerala, India|
|Education||Indian Institute of Management, AhmedabadNational Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli|
Rajesh Gopinathan & Tata Consultancy Services
Rajesh joined the Tata Strategic Management Group in 1996 after completing his PGDM degree. He worked on multiple assignments with Tata companies and became a part of Tata Consultancy Services in 2001. In TCS, Gopinathan was responsible for the design, structure, and implementation of the new organizational structure and operating model of the company. Rajesh later became the Vice President of Business Finance where he managed the financial management of individual operating units of TCS.
After 12 years of hard work, Rajesh was promoted to the Chief Financial Officer post of the company in 2013. 4 years later, he again got promoted and became the Chief Executive Officer in February 2017. Under his management, the market capitalization of TCS crossed $100 billion in 2018 and become a 22 billion global company in 2020. As the CEO of the company, Gopinathan helped TCS’s brand value to grow by $1.4 billion and reach $15 billion. Not only this, but TCS also became one of the Top 3 most valuable brands in the IT Services sector globally under Gopinathan’s leadership.
|Tata Consultancy Services||Chief Executive Officer||Mumbai Area, India||Feb 2017 – Present (6 yrs 2 months)|
|Chief Financial Officer||Mumbai Area, India||Mar 2013 – Jan 2017 (4 yrs)|
|Multiple Roles||Mumbai Area, India||Jan 2001 – Feb 2013 (12 yrs 2 months)|
|Tata Strategic Management Group||Manager||Mumbai Area, India||Apr 1996 – Dec 2000 (4 yrs 9 months)|
Awards and Honors
Rajesh Gopinathan has received multiple awards and accolades for his service to the IT industry of the country. Some notable honors in his name include:
- India’s Best CEO in the category of Super Large Companies, Business Today (India) (2021)
- Outstanding Business Leader of the Year – CNBC TV18 India Business Leader Awards (IBLA) (2020)
- Management Man of the Year – 40th Bombay Management Association Corporate Leadership and Academic Awards (2019)
- CEO Force for Good Award – Globe by CECP (2019)
- Best CEO (First Place) – Institutional Investor’s 2018 All Asia Executive Team Rankings (2018)
- Young Alumni Achiever’s Award – Corporate Leader Category Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (2014)
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not yet disclosed.
Currently, Rajesh manages the post of CEO and MD of the world-renowned IT services and consulting organization, TCS.
The total annual compensation given to the TCS CEO is around Rs. 26 crores.
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