Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, has appointed Mr Amur S Lakshminarayanan (Lakshmi) as Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer – Designate of Tata Communications.
Lakshmi brings with him over 35 years of experience in a broad range of leadership roles across industries and regions around the world. Most recently at TCS, he successfully managed and developed scalable businesses. His roles in the company included President and CEO of TCS Japan, Global Head of Telecom, Media & Information Services, HiTech and Utilities, and Head of TCS UK & Europe.
“I am truly excited to join another Tata company. Tata Communications’ leadership in India, strong international presence with its talent base, technology capabilities and global network reach puts it in a strong position to help customers with their digital transformation. I look forward to working with our customers and partners to harness the next phase of growth.”
Amur S Lakshminarayanan, MD and Group CEO – Designate, Tata Communications
Renuka Ramnath, Chairperson, Tata Communications, comments, “Lakshmi has forged an illustrious career leading some of the biggest businesses for TCS. During this time, he has also developed a deep understanding of the global technology market and enterprises’ growing digital demands. Tata Communications has proven to be a preferred partner for enterprises looking to make the most of the opportunities that the global digital transformation drive brings. Lakshmi’s experience, exposure to industry best practice, leadership style and focus on action will help accelerate Tata Communications to achieve greater heights.”
Amur S Lakshminarayanan adds, “I am truly excited to join another Tata company. Tata Communications’ leadership in India, strong international presence with its talent base, technology capabilities and global network reach puts it in a strong position to help customers with their digital transformations. I look forward to working with our customers and partners to harness the next phase of growth.”
As MD & CEO – Designate, Lakshmi will advise the Interim Management Committee of Tata Communications. Upon receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals, the Board of Tata Communications will subsequently appoint Lakshmi as the MD & CEO of Tata Communications.
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Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider that powers today’s fast- growing digital economy.
The company’s customers represent 300 of the Fortune 500 whose digital transformation journeys are enabled by its portfolio of integrated, globally managed services that deliver local customer experiences. Through its network, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), collaboration and security services, Tata Communications carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes, and connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants and 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers.
The company’s capabilities are underpinned by its global network, which is the world’s largest wholly owned subsea fibre backbone and a Tier-1 IP network.
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India, and it serves customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide through its technology capabilities and partnerships.
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