A S Lakshminarayanan (Lakshmi) heads up four business units, which account for over 19% of TCS’s global revenues. Lakshmi formerly was VP and head of Europe. He is a member of the global leadership team and has served in the company for over 25 years.
During his tenure of over 10 years in this region, Lakshmi has overseen strong expansion of TCS’ business including a doubling of operations over the 3 year period 2006-09. He has spearheaded the development of major client relationships and the founding of the European consulting practice. Lakshmi was instrumental in setting up the regulated subsidiary – ‘Diligenta’, which currently has 900+ employees providing services to the company’s insurance clients worldwide. In 2005, TCS received a special investment award from UK Prime Minister Blair, in recognition of its contribution to the UK economy.
Earlier, Lakshmi had founded TCS’ global Insurance practice, which he headed until 1999. He joined TCS in 1983 and has served in a variety of consulting, management and client relationship roles across the world.
Lakshmi attributes his success to focusing on answering the needs and concerns of existing and new customers; and by the related expansion of TCS’ offerings to the marketplace. He is a sought-after authority on European economic issues, Global Information Technology and Strategic change; he speaks regularly at leading business forums and universities across Europe.
Lakshmi has lived and worked in the USA, Australia and Hong Kong as well as in India and the UK. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani in India and is an alumnus of London Business School. He is also a long-standing member of IEEE Computer Society and the British Computer Society.