Tata Communications, formerly called VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited), has roped in Amur Swaminathan Lakshminarayanan as the managing director and group chief executive officer (designate) of the company.
The Mumbai-based company said that the board needs to acknowledge a few regulatory approvals before appointing Laxmi, as he is known, as the MD and CEO of the firm, according to a statement.
In his new role, Lakshmi will advise the interim management committee of the company.
He has over 35 years of experience across industries and regions around the world. The most recent development under his supervision was the management and development of TCS’s scalable business.
He had served in various roles in TCS which include, president and CEO of TCS Japan, global head of telecom, media and information services, hi-tech and utilities, and head of TCS UK and Europe.
“Lakshmi has forged an illustrious career leading some of the biggest businesses for TCS. During this time, he has also developed a deep understanding of the global technology market and enterprises’ growing digital demands. Lakshmi’s experience, exposure to industry best practice, leadership style and focus on the action will help accelerate Tata Communications to achieve greater heights,” said Renuka Ramnath, chairperson, Tata Communications.
“Tata Communications’ leadership in India, strong international presence with its talent base, technology capabilities and global network reach puts it in a strong position to help customers with their digital transformation,” said Laxmi.