TCS appoints Daniel Callahan as independent director

India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services has appointed Daniel Hughes Callahan, popularly known as Don Callahan as additional and independent director for a period of five years with effect from January 10, 2019, based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and subject to approval of shareholders.

Mr. Callahan is a transformative leader with broad experience in driving strategic change across large global organizations, and dealing with multiple stakeholders in local and national governments and regulatory bodies, said a company statement.

He was the Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Operations and Technology at Citigroup and was a member of Citi’s Operating Committee until November 2018 and played an important role in transforming Citigroup’s Operations and Technology from a loose federation of independent and dispersed entities into a lean, globally integrated enterprise.

Prior to joining Citi in 2007, he held senior level positions in IBM Japan, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. 

N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Board of Directors, TCS, said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Don Callahan to our Board. Don’s depth in the financial services industry and extensive experience in overseeing global technology and business operations will greatly benefit TCS.”

Mr Callahan is actively involved in several community organizations like the board of Sheltered Harbor, Board of Trustees at Manhattanville College, and also serves on the board of the American Red Cross in Greater New York, the New York Hall of Science, said the statement.

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