Tata Sons has appointed Aarthi Subramanian as the group’s Chief Digital Officer. Subramanian has 26 years of experience in the technology sector. She is currently the Executive Director at TCS, and will report to the Chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran, in her new role, starting August.

In a statement, Chandrasekaran has said, “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.”

Subramanian has studied Computer Science and has a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas, USA.

“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 said in a statement.

She was the first female employee to make it to TCS’ board of directors. She joined the company in 1989 and has since worked on various local projects. One of the projects she was in charge of was the Passport Seva Project which digitised the passport issuing process and was TCS’ first citizen-centric programme in India. 

Subramanian is also a fitness freak, and makes it a point to walk at least 6 km a day. She loves movies and watches at least one Bollywood film every weekend.

She will continue to serve on TCS’ board as a non-executive director.

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