NIT Rourkela (Chemical Engineering)
An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History - the acquisition and merger of Satyam. His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India. In a career spanning 35+ years, CP has held several leading positions with HP, Perot Systems (India) Ltd and HCL Corporation Ltd. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He tends to focus on people's strengths to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion. CP has also served as Chairman of NASSCOM for 2016-2017. He has also been felicitated with an honorary Doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology.He has also presented his perspectives on "in the future" among the top 100 global CEOs as part of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council 2016. CP has been awarded the 'Best CEO of the year' three years in a row by Business Today.He strongly believes in promoting child education. He is an active member of the Tech Mahindra Foundation and also co-founded ‘Titliyan’, an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness and education to more than 140 under privileged children.