N Chandrasekaran, the man at the helm of Tata Consultancy Services for nearly 7 years has now been elevated to head Tata Sons. Here's what his contemporaries have to say about him.
Krishnakumar Natrajan Executive Chairman, Mindtree - N Chandrasekaran as Tata Sons Chairman is a great move. He will be able to take the Tata group to new heights. Rajesh Gopinathan is a good choice as TCS CEO and can fill Chandrasekaran’s shoes but will take time.
Uday Kotak, Executive VC and MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank - N Chandrasekaran is a phenomenal choice for Tata Sons chairman position.
Sunil Bharti Mittal: Delighted to hear N Chandrasekaran is appointed Tata Sons Chairman. I have worked closely with him and believe he is a great choice.
CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra – I have worked with N Chandrasekaran at Nasscom and World Economic Forum’s governance council. He is a visionary and a great leader with high integrity good understanding of all markets. With age also on his side he should be able to steer the Tata group well.
N Chandrashekhar, President of Nasscom - At this point a person like N Chandrasekaran brings many different perspective which would be relevant for a global conglomerate. Along with knowledge of technology, global trends and how it is altering business, he has a wonderful combination of dynamism and yet the ability to work harmoniously with diverse set of people.
NR Narayana Murthy, Co-Founder, Infosys – I have no doubt the entire industry will be celebrating the decision to elevate N Chandrasekaran as Tata Sons Chairman. I believe the essentials of leadership are ability to raise confidence of people and lead by example, which he can do eminently.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD – Biocon – N Chandrasekaran demonstrated great leadership at TCS and is a symbol of leadership for the IT sector and this projects India in a very strong light. He understand the Tata group very well and that will augur well.
Morgen Witzel, authored a book on Tatas – N Chandrasekaran ticks several boxes; He has the greatest international exposur. For Tata international transition is critical and Chandra is best qualified to manage that. With wide-ranging international experience he is the best person to take over.
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog – N Chandrasekaran will provide continuity to the organisation. He is the best possible choice under current circumstances considering he is a dynamic leader. Tata Sons represents brand India and with his visionary and aggressive approach it could prove best for Tata.
Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC - N Chandrasekaran is level-headed, dynamic, and has age by his side. He has been part of Tata value for long and is well known internationally. Had predicted if it was to be an insider then Chandra would be the best choice.