Tata Sons appoints Aarti Subramanian as group chief digital officer

Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Aarthi Subramanian as group chief digital officer, becoming the second TCSer to join the new Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekharan's team after Suprakash Mukhopadhyay.

She will report to N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons, in her new role.

Subramanian, 46, will join Tata Sons next month, but will continue to serve on the board of TCS as a non-executive director, the release said.

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, a company release stated.

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.

Chandrasekaran, executive chairman, Tata Sons, said, ''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,'' he added.

''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,'' said Subramanian.

Aarathi Subramanian is a graduate of computer science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, and holds a master's degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas, US.