Lifetime Achievement

C P Gurnani
Managing Director & CEO, Tech Mahindra Ltd

Digital India has been forty years in the making and we are fortunate to have a ringside view of C P Gurnani’s numerous contributions to it.

India could not afford mainframes and it was his work with NIC that made HCL mini-computers, the first scale deployed multi-user systems ubiquitous in the government projects at the time. Even today, he continues to lead Digital India’s growth story from the forefront with strategic projects on various smart cities, GSTN and so on.

Besides his pioneering work in HCL, Gurnani led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey into becoming a global digital powerhouse. He is also credited with one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian corporate history – the acquisition and merger of Satyam – and his passion for nurturing a digital future-ready talent pool.

Gurnani is known as a people person, who has significantly contributed towards realising the Digital India dream. He has contributed to society through various initiatives such as reskilling, child education and helping underprivileged children.

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