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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Mr. N Ganapathy Subramaniam
    Mr. N Ganapathy Subramaniam
    Chairman (Non-Executive and Non-Independent)

    Mr. N. Ganapathy Subramaniam is the Chairman (Non-Executive and Non-Independent) of Tata Elxsi Limited since November 2014.

    He is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of TCS since February 2017. 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.

    Mr. Subramaniam brings in-depth knowledge about technology trends, systems, and policies of leading global corporations, and international business.

    He actively participates in banking, technology, and business forums in addition to specific knowledge streams in risk management and Six Sigma orientation.

  • Mrs. S Gopinath
    Mrs. S Gopinath
    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath is the Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Tata Elxsi. She has vast experience in guiding and influencing the national policies in the diverse areas of financial sector regulation and supervision, development and regulation of financial markets, capital account management, management of government borrowings, forex reserves management, RBI accounts, and payment and settlement systems.

    Mrs. Gopinath holds a Master of Commerce degree and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

    Mrs. Gopinath retired as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. She is also on the Board of various Listed and Unlisted companies.   

    Terms of Appointment
  • Mr. Sudhakar Rao
    Mr. Sudhakar Rao
    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Sudhakar Rao is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to the 1973 batch. He held various assignments including Chairman & Managing Director of the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC); Principal Secretary - Finance; Principal Secretary - Home; Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Karnataka; Development Commissioner and acted as the Chief Secretary of Karnataka until retirement from government service on 30th September 2009.

    Mr. Rao holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    Mr. Rao acts as the Independent Director for various listed companies. He was conferred with the Kannada Rajyotsava Award, under the Public Service category by the Government of Karnataka on 1st November 2010.

    Terms of Appointment
  • Dr. Anurag Kumar
    Dr. Anurag Kumar
    Independent Non-Executive Director

    Prof. Anurag Kumar, B.Tech (1977) IIT Kanpur, PhD (1981) Cornell Univ., was a Member of Technical Staff in AT&T Bell Laboratories (1981-1988), before returning to India and joining the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as a faculty member in the ECE Department. He became a Professor in 1996, and was the Director of IISc during 2014-2020.

    He has published 200 peer reviewed papers in journals and conferences, in the area of communications networking and distributed systems. He has consulted for government and private organisations, and has mentored a networking start-up from its early years to a global footprint. He has led the authorship of two major books that have been used around the world. He was the 1977 President's Gold Medallist in IIT Kanpur.

    He has been elected Fellow of the IEEE, the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the Indian Academy of Science (IASc), and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He received the 2015 Vasvik Award for Information Technology, and the 2017 IEI-IEEE Award for Engineering Excellence. He is a recipient of the J.C. Bose National Fellowship, awarded by the Department of Science Technology, for the period 2011-2021. 

    Terms of Appointment
  • Ms. Ashu Suyash
    Ms. Ashu Suyash
    Independent Non-Executive

    Ms. Ashu Suyash is a successful leader with over 33 years of experience in Indian financial services and the global information services sector. As CEO, she led Indian and multi-national businesses, set up several new businesses, managed and grew complex regulated businesses, and drove transformation and change. She has recently set up Colossa Ventures and is an Independent Director on the Boards of Hindustan Unilever, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and the National Institute of Securities and Capital Markets. She was the Managing Director & CEO of CRISIL Limited.

    Ms. Suyash played a pivotal role in enabling CRISIL to regain its Ratings Leadership position and transform to become a Global analytics company through widescale adoption of technology. She led CRISIL’s growth through acquisitions in a very challenging environment. Prior to her role as CEO and MD at CRISIL, Ms. Suyash worked with reputed financial organisations - L&T Financial Services Group, Fidelity International, and Citibank.

    She has strong business acumen and experience spanning banking, capital markets, investment management, wealth management, ratings, research, and analytics. Having managed P&Ls, and large global teams and led M&A, she brings a sharp insight into strategy, portfolio management, people, finance, stakeholder management, risk, and regulatory affairs.

    She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

    Terms of Appointment
  • Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya
    Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya
    Independent Non-Executive

    Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya’s career spans 39 years of professional experience in the Corporate World. He has been associated with the Bosch Group for more than 28 years. He served as the Managing Director of Bosch Ltd., and Regional President for the Bosch Group in India and retired on 30th June 2023. Prior to Bosch Ltd., from 1984 to 1995 he served in various key management positions at TATA Steel (IPITATA), INDAL (Indian Aluminium Company Ltd.,) and was one of the founding members of Tanishq of Titan Company Limited.

    He has led as chair of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) National Committee on MNCs from 2020 till 2023 and done stints as Chairman (2013-2014) for the Karnataka State Council for CII in India and as Co-Chair (2017-2019) for Skills Committee-CII at the National Level and as a CII National Council Member, has been able to further share his passion for business excellence, building agile corporate environments, economics, and finance.

    Since July 2023 Mr. Bhattacharya has taken up the role of CEO and Director for IFQM an industry-led initiative focused on Quality, Excellence, and Innovation. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Bosch Limited (since 2nd August 2023) and Independent Director of Asian Paints Limited (since 26th October 2023).

    He is a Chartered Accountant by profession from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Completed his Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Finance, from Kanpur Vishwavidyalay, Kanpur, U.P.

    Terms of Appointment
  • Mr. Ankur Verma
    Mr. Ankur Verma
    Non-Executive Director and Non-Independent

    Mr. Ankur Verma, a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and PGDM from IIM, Calcutta has around 25 years of experience in Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Corporate Strategy.

    At present, Mr. Verma is Group Chief Strategy Officer at Tata Sons Private Limited, where he has responsibilities in strategy, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was Managing Director (Investment Banking Division) in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and also Group Manager & Head, Business Planning in Infosys Technologies Limited – Corporate Planning Group.

    He currently serves on the boards of several Tata group companies.

  • Mr. Manoj Raghavan
    Mr. Manoj Raghavan
    CEO & Managing Director

    Manoj Raghavan is the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Elxsi. He has over 22 years of industry experience.

    Prior to taking over the role of CEO & MD, he served as the Executive Vice President and Head of the Embedded Product Design (EPD) division, spearheading the sales, overall delivery, and P&L for this division.

    He joined Tata Elxsi in 1997 as Regional Manager to set up and grow Japan operations. Subsequently, he was also responsible for developing the business in South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and China. More recently, Manoj was responsible for the North American business and helped grow the region to become a top revenue earner for the company.

    Manoj Raghavan holds a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Madras, an MBA from The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.