N. Ganapathy Subramaniam

Non-Executive Chairman & Non-Independent Director

Subramaniam (NGS) is the COO of TCS since February 2017. NGS is also an Additional Director and Chairman of Tata Elxsi Limited since November, 2014. Prior to taking over the COO’s role he served as the Executive Vice President and Head of TCS Financial Solutions, a strategic business unit of TCS.

He has held many key leadership positions in TCS across Client Delivery, Business Development, integration of businesses and Product Development. He has been a part of TCS and the Indian IT Industry for the past 38 years. He has played a strategic role in several landmark projects that TCS undertook across geographies. He has in-depth knowledge on technology trends and systems policies of leading corporations. NGS joined TCS in 1982 after completing his Masters in Mathematics from University of Madras and has had the benefit of attending various training programs including the Executive program for Growing Companies at Stanford University.

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande has several years of experience in heading a private family investment group. He is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group MA LLC, and is the Co-Founder of Massachusettsbased Sycamore Networks, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT and the  Deshpande Foundation.

He also serves as a Life Member of the MIT Corporation (USA), and was appointed by the former US President Barack Obama to the Co-Chairmanship of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a group established to support the US President's innovation strategy. He has a PhD degree from Queen’s University.

Amb. Leela K Ponappa

Non-Executive Independent Director

Amb. Leela K. Ponappa served as a career diplomat in the I.F.S. for 36 years since 1970. She has been Ambassador of India to Thailand, the Netherlands, Permanent Representative of India to UN-ESCAP, Bangkok and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague and Deputy National Security Adviser. Her work experience has covered all aspects of India's relations with its neighbours; India-US trade and investment; FTAs; regional cooperation and major global issues including security cooperation. She was also the non-ASEAN Co-Chair of the Track II Council for Security  cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) from 2012-14 while heading CSCAP-India.

Chandrashekhar Bhaskar Bhave

Non-Executive Independent Director

Chandrashekhar Bhaskar Bhave served as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India’s capital market regulator, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of National Securities Depositories Limited, (NSDL) from its inception in 1996 till 2008. He is a 1975 batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer and has worked with the Central and State Governments in various capacities and roles. He has won several awards from the Government of Maharashtra for his outstanding work.

Amur Swaminathan Lakshminarayanan

Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director

Lakshmi has over 35 years of experience in a broad range of leadership roles across regions and industries. Through the course of his career, he has managed and developed scalable businesses, with deep understanding of the global technology market and enterprises’ growing digital needs.   Prior to joining Tata Communications, Lakshmi was President and CEO of Tata Consultancy Services Japan, Ltd. where he was in charge of accelerating the company’s market opportunity and developing the brand in the region. 

Other leadership positions within TCS also include: Global Head of four P&L units (Telecom, Media & Information Services, HiTech and Utilities) that grew to contribute a combined revenue of over $2.4b under his leadership. He had also held the position of Head of UK & Europe where he brought significant growth of the business, resulting in it being recognised as a major IT player locally in the market.   Lakshmi has worked in USA, Hong Kong, Australia, UK, Japan and India. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and is an alumnus of London Business School. He is also a long-standing member of IEEE.

Sanjay Nayak

CEO & Managing Director

Sanjay Nayak is the Co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Tejas Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of telecommunications and networking. Prior to Tejas Networks, he was the Managing Director of Synopsys (India). 

He is currently the Chairman of FICCI’s Sectoral Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation, was the former Co-Chairman of India’s Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC) and has been inducted as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). He is a recipient of the ‘CEO of the Year’ award from ET Telecom in 2022. He is also Mentor for the ICT & Electronics Committee, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Sanjay Nayak has a Master of Science degree from North Carolina State University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.

Arnob Roy

Executive Director & COO

Arnob Roy is the Co-founder, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Tejas Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in research & development, operations and sales in the high-tech industry. Prior to Tejas, he has held senior management positions at Synopsys Inc. and Cadence Design Systems. 

Arnob Roy holds a Master's Degree in Science in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.