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Subramanian Ramadorai, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is the current chairman of Tata Elxsi and

Vice-Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS). His tenure as CEO and Managing Director of TCS ended on October 5, 2009. S. Ramadorai was CEO of TCS from September 1996 to October 2009. Ramadorai played an integral role in the international development of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) -- he took over when TCS earned a mere $400 million and had 6000 employees.His efforts have helped make TCS one of the world's largest global software and services companies with more than 143,000 consultants working in 42 countries, operating out of over 151 offices worldwide, and with revenues over US$ 6.0 billion (FY 200809).

Early life and education


Ramadorai was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra and received his primary and secondary education at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Delhi University, India, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunicationsand a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1993, Ramadorai attended the Senior Executive Development Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Career
Beginning his career with TCS as a junior engineer, he rose through the ranks and eventually was charged with setting up TCS' operations in the United States in 1979 in New York City,which has since grown to over 40 offices throughout the country. Since taking on the role of CEO, Ramadorai focused his efforts on building relationships with large corporations and academic institutions, planning and directing technology development and acquisitions and overseeing the company's research and development activities. He has played a pioneering role in establishing Offshore Development Centers (ODCs) in India to provide high-end solutions to major corporations including IBM, Microsoft, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Morgan Stanley, Tandem-Compaq, American Express, Merrill Lynch, Capital Bank, Target Corporation, Citibank, Qwest, Lucent Technologies, Ericsson and Nortel. Under his leadership TCS set up Technology Excellence Centers in India that have acquired knowledge, expertise and equipment in specialized technology areas like IBM, Oracle Corporation, SAP, AS400, DEC, HP, Microsoft, Silicon Graphics, Sun and Tandem. Recently, he led TCS in forging new partnerships and alliances with the American International Group of Companies, Citibank, Microsoft, Oracle and Keylabs, and widening existing relationships with Capital Bank (Bank of

Scotland Group), Prudential Insurance Company of America, Hewlett Packard and Unigraphics Solutions Inc. Ramadorai spearheaded TCS' quality initiatives, taking sixteen of its Development Centers to SEI's CMM Level 5, the highest and most prestigious performance assessment issued by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). TCS also attained the distinction of being the World's first company to have all Centres assessed as operating at Level 5 of PCMM (People-CMM). Ramadorai is the Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), TATA Technologies Limited, Chairman of CMC Ltd, and Chairman of TATA Elxsi (India) Ltd. He is also the chairman of Computational Research Laboratories Ltd. He is also on the Board of Directors of Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Nicholas Piramal India Ltd, TATA Limited (India), TATA Infotech Limited (India), TATA Internet Services Limited, Nelito Systems Limited, and several other companies.

Honors
Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), President of the Indo-American Society, Member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC), and is also on the Advisory and Governing Boards of a number of reputed Indian academic institutions. Ramadorai continues to maintain strong links with the world of academia. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC) as well as other Boards of reputed Indian academic institutions. Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. In 2006, on India's Republic Day, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour. In 2004, he won Business India's "Business Man of the Year" award. During 2003, Ramadorai received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indore Management Association, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Fellowship of the Institute of Management Consultants of India. He has also been honoured with CNBC Asia Pacific's prestigious 'Asia Business Leader of the Year' Award in 2002,as well as the 'Management Man of the Year' award by the Bombay Management Association. He was named in June 2002, by Consulting Magazine (USA) as being among the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in the world, the only Indian CEO on the list. He has been honoured with the position of 'IT Advisor to Qingdao City', People's Republic of China. Silicon.com has named him as an agenda setter (position 22) in 2006. On 28 April 2009, Ramadorai was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

On 31 January 2011, TCS Vice-Chairman, S. Ramadorai was appointed by the Indian Government as the advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for the National Skill Development Council. In this role, Ramadorai will hold the rank of a Cabinet minister, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a release. The Council, which is headed by the Prime Minister, seeks to develop a strategy for skill development at the national level along with variations at the state level and formulate strategies to address the skill deficit.

S Ramadorai

Born

6 October 1944 (age 66) Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Mumbai, India

Alma mater

University of Delhi Indian Institute of Science University of California, Los Angeles

Occupation

Chairman Bombay Stock Exchange Vice-Chairman (NonExecutive), Tata Consultancy Services

Spouse

Mala Ramadorai

S Ramadorai's Biography S. Ramadorai S. Ramadorai(Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director)S. Ramadorai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, has been associated with the Company for the past 36 years. Joining as a trainee engineer, Ramadorai took over as CEO in 1996 and has been instrumental in building TCS to a $5.7 Billion global software and services company. With a talent base of over 111,000 associates, a geographical reach of 50 countries and an enviable client list which includes seven of the Top Ten Fortune companies. Ramadorai has now set his sights on ensuring that TCS is among the global Top Ten software companies. In October 2006, TCS was recognized by Economic Times as the Company of the year, a fitting tribute to its increasing global presence. Ramadorai's vision is evident through the active role he played in establishing Offshore Development Centers (ODCs) in India to provide high-end quality solutions to major corporations. With a view to remain abreast with changing technologies at all times, Ramadorai set up Technology Excellence Centers in India that have acquired knowledge, expertise and equipment in specialized technology areas. His key initiatives

include his relentless pursuit of excellence in quality. Under his leadership TCS was awarded the CII-Exim Bank Quality Award for 2006. In August 2004, TCS became the world's first organization to achieve an integrated Enterprise wide Maturity Level 5 on both Capability Maturity model and People Capability Maturity model, these are frameworks conceptualized by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, to benchmark and appraise the software process and people management process of an organization. Ramadorai continues to maintain strong links with the world of academia. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC) as well as other Boards of reputed Indian academic institutions. Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Ramadorai firmly believes that learning is a continual process, which does not end with formal education. With this in mind, he has striven to make TCS a learning organisation, conducive to developing ones full potential. TCS spends 6 % of its annual turnover on training and development and has invested in a world -class Training Centre in Thiruvanthipuram. Additionally, each year, every TCSer has the opportunity to undergo 20 days training. In November 2006 Ernst & Young awarded Ramadorai the Entrepreneur Manager of the Year award. He has been recognized by Computer Business Review in July 2006 as 6th most influential IT leader in the world. In recognition of Ramadorai's commitment and dedication to the IT industry he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 2006. He is also increasingly being recognized as a leader of global standing. Mr Ramadorai was presented by Prime Minister Blair, the UK Trade and Investment Special Recognition Award in September 2005 for TCS' exemplary contribution to India - UK economic ties Dataquest has recognized him as the "IT Man of the year" for 2004. Business India recognized him as the Businessman of the Year (2004). Computer Business Review named him the 5th most Influential person in IT in 2004; in September 04, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce recognized him with an award for promoting Indo-US Business Excellence. Anna University conferred upon him a Doctorate (Honoris Causa). More recently the Sastra University also conferred him with a degree of Doctor of Sciences (Honoris Causa) in 2006. During 2003, Ramadorai was honoured with the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2002, he was awarded with CNBC Asia Pacific's prestigious 'Asia Business Leader of the Year' Award. He has been honoured with the position of 'IT Advisor to Qingdao City', People's Republic of China. As a former Chairman of the National Association of Software Companies (NASSCOM), Ramadorai continues to extend his support to the Indian IT Industry. As an individual deeply committed to the House of Tatas, Ramadorai holds Chairmanships and Directorships of other Group companies. He is also on the Board of Directors of premier companies such as Hindustan Lever Ltd and Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. His academic credentials include a Bachelors degree in Physics from Delhi University, India, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California - UCLA, USA. In 1993, Ramadorai attended the Sloan School of Management's highly rated Senior Executive Development Program.
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BACKGROUND* Mr. Subramaniam Ramadorai, B.E, M.Sc served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) of Tata Sons Limited, the holding company of Financial Network Services Pty Ltd. from August 9, 2004 to October 2009 and from September 1996 to October 2009 respectively. Mr. Ramadorai joined Tata Consultancy Services in February 23, 1972 and is responsible for overall corporate responsibilities, leads on community and environment issues. He joined TCS as a trainee engineer. He has over 32 years of experience. He has been the Chairman of Tata Technologies Limited since 2001. He has been Chairman of Tata Elxsi Ltd. since September 7, 2009. He has been the Chairman and NonIndependent Non-Executive Director of CMC Limited since October 16, 2001. He has been the Non-executive Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange Limited since March 2010. He has been Vice Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services Limited since October 2009. Mr. Ramadorai served as Vice Chairman of Tata Elxsi Ltd. until September 2009. He served as the Chairman of National Association of Software and Service Companies. Mr. Ramadorai serves as a Director of Tata Industries Ltd. and Tata Technologies Limited. He has been a Director of Bombay Stock Exchange Limited since March 8, 2010. He has been a Non-Executive and independent Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. since May 2002. He has been Director of Tata Elxsi Ltd. since June 26, 1995. He has been a Director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited since October 2009. Mr. Ramadorai serves as an Independent Director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd. (formerly Nicolas Piramal India Ltd). He serves on the Board of several leading Companies including TATA Internet Services Limited and Engineering Analysis Centre of Excellence Pvt. Limited (a joint venture with General Electric), Innova TV Inc., (USA). He has been a Director of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd., since August 10, 2006. He serves as a Director of TATA Teleservices Ltd., WTI Advanced Technology Ltd., Aviation Software Development Consultancy India Ltd., TCS Iberoamerica S.A. (Uruguay), Tata Solutions Centre S.A. (Uruguay), Tata Consultancy Services De Espana S.A. (Spain), Tata Consultancy Services Do Brasil S.A. (Brazil), Tata Consultancy Services Chile S.A. (Chile), Conscripti (pty) Ltd (South Africa), VSNL Singapore Pte. Ltd., C-Edge Technologies Ltd., Airline Financial Support Services (India) Limited, Comicrom S.A., Sisteco S.A. and Syscrom S.A. Mr. Ramadorai has been an Additional Director of Tata Communications Limited (formerly Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd) since June 28, 2007. He has been an Additional Director of Asian Paints Ltd., since September 16, 2009. He serves as Member of Corporate Advisory Board of Marshall School of Business (USC). He serves as a Member of Asia Pacific Advisory Board at Deutsche Bank AG. Mr. Ramadorai served as a Non-Executive Director of TATA InfoTech Limited until May 19, 2004. He served as a Director of National Association of Software and Service Companies. Mr. Ramadorai also serves as a Member of Board of Directors at IKP Investment Management Company. He served as a Director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited from May 5, 2004 to October 2009. He has been designated as IT Advisor to Qingdao city and Hangzhou city, in the People's Republic of China. Mr. Ramadorai serves as Member of Advisory Committee of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. He received Padma Bhushan in January 2006 for his commitment and dedication to IT industry, recognized as the sixth most influential IT leader in the world by Computer Business Review in July 2006, UK Trade and Investment Special Recognition Award in September 2005 by prime minister Blair for TCS' exemplary contribution to India-UK economic ties, recognized as the IT Man of the year for 2004 by Dataquest, recognized as the 'Businessman of the Year 2004' by Business India, named the fifth most

influential person in IT in 2004 by Computer Business Review, recognized by the Indo American Chamber of Commerce with an award for promoting Indo-US business excellence in September 2004, honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2003, received CNBC Asia Pacific's prestigious 'Asia Business Leader of the Year' award in 2002 and honored with the position of 'IT Advisor to Qingdao City', People's Republic of China. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Indian National Academy of Engineers. He conferred with Doctor of Sciences degree (honoris causa) by Sastra University in 2006 and Doctorate (honoris causa) by Anna University. Mr. Ramadorai holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from Delhi University, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a M Sc in Computer Science from the University of California. He has a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine. He took the Senior Executive Development Program at MIT's Sloan School of Management in 1993.

Tata Consultancy Services


S. Ramadorai serves as Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Mr. Ramadorai is Chairman of Tata Technologies Ltd. and Chairman of CMC Ltd. He has been a Director of CMC Ltd. since October 16, 2001. Mr. Ramadorai holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from Delhi University, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California. Mr. Ramadorai took the Senior Executive Development Program at MIT's Sloan School of Management in 1993.

Subramanian Ramadorai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, has been associated with the Company for the past thirty years. Ramadorai is chairman of Tata Technologies. He has been non-executive chairman of the board and non-executive director of CMC since October, 2004. He serves as vice-chairman of Tata Elxsi (India). He has been a director of CMC since October, 2001. He has been a non-executive and independent director of Hindustan Lever since May, 2002. Ramadorai serves as an independent director of Nicholas Piramal India. He is on the board of several leading companies, includingTata Industries, Tata Internet Services, the Engineering Analysis Center of Excellence (a joint venture with General Electric), and Innova TV (USA). He served as a non-executive director of Tata InfoTech until May,

2004. Ramadorai serves as member of the advisory committee of theNational Stock Exchange of India. S. Ramadorai - Journey inside TCS Ramadorai joined in TCS as a trainee engineer on February 23, 1972. Mr. Ramadorai started his career in an ODC (Offshore development center) in Chennai. Soon young Ramadorai received an assignment of setting up operation's in United States of America in 1979 in New York city. The continuous dedication to work and a high vision helped him to take over as the supreme command of this company when he became CEO in 1996. Under Ramadorai's leadership TCS is become $ 3 Billion world-leading information technology consulting, services and a business process outsourcing (BPO) organization with a talent base of over 80,000 associates and with a presence in 34 countries across 6 continents. TCS is having an enviable client list which includes seven of the Top Ten Fortune companies. As a background of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), TCS provides information technology and management consulting services to organizations in more than 53 countries. The company offers ebusiness, application development and maintenance, architecture and technology consulting, engineering, security, infrastructure development and management, and quality consulting services. The company TCS was founded in 1968 and is based in Mumbai, India. TCS has more than 150 offices worldwide. TCS operates as a subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd. TCS is largest IT Company in Asia and moving forward with a vision of "To be Global Top 10 by 2010". S. Ramadorai - Educational Background Ramadorai did his school education from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi. Ramadorai holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Delhi University, a bachelor's of engineering in electronics and telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a master's degree in computer science from the University of California. Ramadorai took the senior executive development program at MIT's Sloan School of Management in 1993. Though he is extreme busy now-a-days, he continues to maintain strong links with the academic world too. Ramadorai is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC) as well as other Boards of reputed Indian academic institutions. Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. S. Ramadorai - With his work in TCS Ramadorai proves the power of onshore-offshore model in the field of software technology. He took major role in establishing several new offshore development center (ODC) for Tata Consultancy

Services (TCS) across the globe. These ODC are now the real power-house for TCS for providing high-end quality solutions to major international companies seeking for software solution and consultancy. With a anticipation of changing technologies at all times, Ramadorai set up Technology Excellence Centers in India that have acquired knowledge, expertise and equipment in specialized technology areas.

His key initiatives include his relentless pursuit of excellence in quality. In August 2004, TCS became the world's first organization to achieve an integrated Enterprise wide Maturity Level 5 on both Capability Maturity model (CMM) and People Capability Maturity model (PCMM); these are frameworks conceptualized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, to benchmark and appraise the software process and people management process of an organization. Ramadorai believes in continuous learning throughout the life and helped him to make TCS a renowned learning organization with a very significant career growth for associates. TCS spends 6 % of its annual turnover on training and development and has invested in a world-class Training Center in Thiruvanthipuram in the state of Kerala in India. Under Ramadorai leadership there are few great acquisition occurred in India's domestic market. He was the man instrumental in acquiring CMC for the House of Tatas. Later TCS also took over Tata Infotech Ltd, one another software company in India. As a man he is very down to earth and talks very less. S. Ramadorai - Award and Recognition In recognition of Ramadorai's commitment and dedication to the IT industry he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in January 2006. He is also increasingly being recognized as a leader of global standing. Mr Ramadorai was presented by Prime Minister Blair, the UK Trade and Investment Special Recognition Award in September 2005 for TCS exemplary contribution to India-UK economic ties. Dataquest has recognized Ramadorai as the "IT Man of the year" for 2004. Business India recognized him as the Businessman of the Year (2004). Computer Business Review named him the 5th most Influential person in IT in 2004; in September 04, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce recognized Ramadorai with an award for promoting Indo-US Business Excellence. Anna University conferred upon him a Doctorate (Honoris Causa). During 2003, Ramadorai was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2002, he was awarded with CNBC Asia Pacific's prestigious 'Asia Business Leader of the Year' Award. He has been honored with the position of 'IT Advisor to Qingdao

City', People's Republic of China. As Chairman of the National Association of Software Companies (NASSCOM), Ramadorai extends his support to the Indian IT Industry.

Born in 1944 into a Brahmin family at Nagpur, Subramaniam Ramadorai is a man steeped in simplicity and discipline. Ramadorai retired as CEO& MD of Tata Consultancy Services in 2009, after serving the company for thirty-nine years; he continues to work with TCS in the capacity of Vice-Chairman, and is actively involved as Chairman/Director of various Tata and non-Tata companies and educational institutions. Recently he took on a public service responsibility when the Indian government appointed him as the Advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council with the rank of a Cabinet minister. Ramadorai was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of Indias highest civilian honours, in 2006 and the CBE in 2009. Among his many interests, Ramadorai is passionate about photography and Indian classical music. His wife Mala is an accomplished musician and an active educator; his son Tarun is a Reader in Finance at the Sad Business School while his daughter-in-law Purnima is a film producer in the UK, where she runs her own production company. Mala and Ram live in Mumbai.

S. Ramadorai Profile :

Board Dir. - Tata Communications Ltd.

S. Ramadorai Biography :
S. Ramadorai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, has been associated with the Company for the past thirty years. Joining as a trainee engineer, Ramadorai took over as CEO in 1996 and has been instrumental in building TCS to $ 4.3 Billion global software and esgineering Services Company with a talent base of over 85,000 associates, a geographical reach of 39 countries and an enviable client list which includes six of the Top Ten Fortune companies. Ramadorai has now set his sights on ensuring that TCS is among the global Top Ten software companies. In October 2006, TCS was recognized by Economic Times as the Company of the year, a fitting tribute to its increasing global presence. Ramadorais vision is evident through the active role he played in establishing Global Development Centers (GDCs) in India to provide high-end quality solutions to major corporations. With a view to remain abreast with changing technologies at all times,Ramadorai set up Technology Excellence Centers in India that have acquired knowledge, expertise and equipment in specialized technology areas. His key initiatives include his relentless pursuit of excellence in quality. In August 2004, TCS became the worlds first organization to achieve an integrated Enterprise wide Maturity Level 5 on both Capability Maturity model and People Capability Maturity model, these are frameworks conceptualized by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, to benchmark and appraise the software process and people management process of an organization. Under his leadership TCS was awarded the CII-Exim Bank Quality Award for 2006.

Ramadorai firmly believes that learning is a continual process, which does not end with formal education. With this in mind, he has striven to make TCS a learning organization, conducive to developing ones full potential. TCS spends 6 % of its annual turnover on training and development and has invested in a world class Training Centre in Thiruvanthipuram. Additionally, each year, every TCSer has the opportunity to undergo 20 days training. His contributions to the industry have been well recognized through the numerous awards he has received. In 2002, he was awarded with CNBC Asia Pacific's prestigious 'Asia Business Leader of the Year' Award. He has been honoured with the position of IT Advisor to Qingdao City, Peoples Republic of China. In November 2006 Ernst & Young awarded Ramadorai the Entrepreneur Manager of the Year award. He has been recognized by Computer Business Review in July 2006 as the sixth most influential IT leader in the world. In recognition ofRamadorais commitment and dedication to the IT industry he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by President of Government of India in January 06. Mr. Ramadorai holds Chairmanships and Directorships of several other Tata Group companies. He is also on the Board of Directors of companies such as Hindustan Lever Ltd and Nicholas Piramal India Ltd. Ramadorai continues to maintain strong links with the world of academia. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Marshall School of Business (USC) as well as the Said Business School at Oxford. Among his other distinctions, Ramadorai is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Computer Society of India (CSI) and of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. His academic credentials include a Bachelors degree in Physics from Delhi University, India, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California - UCLA, USA. In 1993, Ramadorai attended the Sloan School of Managements highly rated Senior Executive Development Program.

Company Snapshot
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) provides information technology and management consulting services to organizations in more than 53 countries. The company offers e-business, application development and maintenance, architecture and technology consulting, engineering, security, infrastructure development and management, and quality consulting services. In addition, TCS offers software packages for business functions such as applications for electronic banking, insurance billing, customer relationship management, and hospital management. It caters to finance and banking, insurance, telecommunication, transportation, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and utility industries. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Mumbai, India. It has more than 150 offices worldwide. TCS operates as a subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd.