Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer – Tech Mahindra
CP Gurnani (popularly known as CP) is the Managing Director and Chief Exceutive Officer of Tech Mahindra.
An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company's strategy and philosophy. His inimitable style of leadership combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra to emerge as one of the leading providers of IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem. He also played a pivotal role in the three year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and spearheaded the eventual merger with Tech Mahindra.
In a career spanning over 31 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. Prior to joining Tech Mahindra, CP was the Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Perot Systems India Limited, initially set up as HCL Perot Systems. At HCL Perot Systems, CP orchestrated the HCL Corporation and Perot Systems joint venture from its inception to making it one of India's top IT services companies.
CP received a chemical engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He serves on the boards of CanvasM Technologies Limited, CanvasM (Americas) Inc, Tech Mahindra (Thailand) Limited, Tech Mahindra (Beijing) IT Services Limited, Mahindra Logisoft Business Consultation Limited, Satyam BPO Limited, Bridge Strategy Group LLC, Satyam Venture Engineering Services Private Limited and Hutchison Global Services Private Limited.
CP takes keen interest in community work and was nominated by Ernst and Young for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007.