CP Gurnani (popularly known as ‘CP’ within his peer group), is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TechMahindra.
An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds,joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds ofIndian Corporate History - the acquisition and merger of Satyam.
His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge asone of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.In a career spanning 36+ 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. An outstanding peoplemanager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focusedon people's strength to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of hislife with complete passion.
A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnusof the Institute. CP has also been felicitated with an honorary Doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology.He also serves as active Chairman of IIM Nagpur.
CP has been chosen as the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of theYear’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ - in 2013 and Business Standard ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014. He was also awarded the‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards held in 2015. Recent addition to the bucket was ‘Asia OneGlobal Indian of the Year - Technology’ in 2016.
CP was also listed among the top 100 global CEOs as part of The Wall StreetJournal CEO Council 2016.CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is an active member of the Tech Mahindra Foundation – launched in2007 to help the underprivileged children with 116,000 beneficiaries & counting. CP, along with his wife Anita, have founded‘Titliyan’, an NGO located in Noida spreading smiles, happiness and education to more than 140 under privileged children – adream project for the Gurnanis. This is definitely a perfect culmination of his leadership capabilities in all spheres of life.CP is highly active in the social media platform like twitter and LinkedIn and you can connect and follow him on the same