In a recent announcement, Tata Sons has appointed Aarthi Subramanian as Tata group's chief digital officer. She will report to N. Chandrasekaran, executive chairman, Tata Sons, in her new role.
A professional with over 26 years of experience in the global technology sector, Subramanian started her career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada, thereby gaining rich experience in consulting engagements and executing large-scale technology projects as well as in operations and programme management.
She is currently executive director at TCS, responsible for driving the company's digital foray, excellence in customer engagement and delivery governance. She has also been responsible for leading key initiatives such as digital, agile and operational excellence in TCS. Subramanian will continue to serve on the board of TCS as a non-executive director.
Commenting on Subramanian's appointment, Chandrasekaran says in a press release, "Aarthi has a great track record of successfully leading large teams to achieve excellence in customer service delivery and she has been a strong advocate of proactive value addition for customers. As the group chief digital officer, she will play a key role in driving digital adoption across group companies as well as the group's digital initiatives. Having worked with Aarthi for many years, I know that her experience and commitment will be very valuable in building a Tata Group that is ready to rise in the digital economy."
Commenting on her new role, Subramanian says in a press release, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to work under Chandra's leadership again. The Tata group is a unique institution with great strengths and it will be my endeavour to help the group capture many new economic opportunities that are emerging from the digital economy."
Subramanian is a graduate of computer science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, and holds a master's degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas, US.
She will take up the new role in August 2017.