Mr. C.P. Gurnani

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra

CP Gurnani (popularly known as ‘CP’ within his peer group), is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra -a USD 5.2 billion  digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions provider with125,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 973 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. An accomplished  business  leader with extensive experience in  international business  development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP played a pivotal role in Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian Corporate History -the acquisition and merger of Satyam.  Living by the credo, ‘don’t work hard, work smart’, CP brings an inimitable leadership style combined with a laser-sharp focus on customer experience, which has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading global digital transformation providers. He strongly believes that one just cannot ride the growth path with resources that are out of sync with market dynamics. One of his many noticeable achievements in the past year has been an ambitious, company-wide initiative aimed at retraining Tech Mahindra employees to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to remain competitive and survive the age of digital transformation.In a career spanning 39+ years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard Ltd, Perot Systems (India) Ltd. and HCL Corporation Ltd. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017.  He is an ardent supporter of Individual Social  Responsibility,  and often prods  people  to invest their time  towards  betterment of  humanity  and  society,  at large. He  is  an  active member  of  the Tech Mahindra Foundation that was launched in 2007 to help the underprivileged children. He also founded ‘Titliyan’, a NGO that spearheads spreading quality education and developing life and social skills of more than 240 under privileged children.

A  chemical  engineering  graduate  from   the  National  Institute  of   Technology,  Rourkela, CP is  a distinguished  and  active  alumnus  of  the  Institute, and has  also  been  felicitated with  an honorary Doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology and Sharda University. His passion in the field of education even resonates today. He is onboard of Mahindra Ecole Centrale and is also the Chairman of IIM Nagpur. CP Gurnani has also been featured in a Harvard Case Study on ‘Tech Mahindra and the Acquisition of Satyam Computers’. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards including:

·        Business Today ‘Best CEO’ Awards 2019 (IT & ITES category)

·        ‘Corporate Leader of the Year’ Award -14th (I-ACE) Awards2018

·        Gold Winner in the ‘CEO of the Year’ for his organization’s wide reskilling initiative

·        Asia One Global Indian of the Year -Technology’ in 2016

·        Listed among the top 100 global CEOs as part of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council 2016

·        ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2015

·        Business Standard ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014

·        CNBC Asia’s India Business Leader of the Year in 2014

·        Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ in 2013

·        The Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013

CP is highly active on social media platforms like twitter and LinkedIn and you can connect and follow him on the same –

·        Twitter handle -@C_P_Gurnani

·        LinkedIn profile -