CP Gurnani

(popularly known as ‘CP’ within his peer group),
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. C.P. Gurnani is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited. A lifelong learner and a disrupter, CP is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. He led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, and one of the biggest turnarounds of Indian corporate history – the acquisition and merger of Satyam, which has also been featured as a case study by Harvard Business.

CP’s inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading digital IT solution providers of India.

In a career spanning over 40 years, CP has held several leading positions with Hewlett Packard, Perot Systems (India) and HCL Corporation. CP has also served as a Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2016-2017. He is also on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra, a promoter of Tech Mahindra. An outstanding people manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on his team’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 his life with complete passion.

A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, CP is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. He has also been felicitated with an honorary doctorate degree by Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology and Sharda University. His passion for education is resonated in the various honorary positions he holds. He is on the board of Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI) and a member of the Board of Management of Mahindra University, a private university promoted by MEI to educate future citizens for and of a better world. He is also Chairman at IIM Nagpur and Founding Trustee at Plaksha University.

CP’s clinical leadership strategies have always been honoured across various platforms over the years. His endeavours has won him numerous accolades, such as winning Gold at the CEO World Awards 2018 for his organization-wide reskilling initiative, and being conferred the Best CEO’ Awards 2019 in IT and ITES by Business Today. He has been recognized as the ‘Icon of India’ by VARINDIA and ‘Influential Leader of New India’ by CNNNews18 in 2021, ‘Asia One Global Indian of the Year - Technology’ in 2016, ‘Best CEO of the Year’ at the Forbes India Leadership Awards in 2015, Business Standard’s ‘CEO of the Year’ in 2014, Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ in 2013.

CP has been conferred with CEO’s Choice ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 2021 – the nation’s highest independent civilian honour – instituted by SKOCH Group and CEO’s Association for Inclusive India (CAII). He was listed among the top 100 global CEOs by The Wall Street Journal CEO Council in 2016, and awarded ‘Corporate Leader of the Year’ at the 14th (I-ACE) Awards 2018.

CP has also been recognized as ‘Inspiring CEO’ at The Economic Times CEO Conclave, and as ‘Leader of the Year’ in IT at CEO Today Magazine Middle East Awards in 2021

CP strongly believes in promoting child education. He is on the Board of Tech Mahindra Foundation – launched in 2007 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 240 under privileged children – a dream project for the Gurnanis.

CP is highly active on social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, and you can connect and follow him on the same.

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People, Planet and Profits: CP Gurnani

Keeping sustainability at the heart of all our endeavours is now a necessity

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New Platforms will Drive Consumption of Telecom

I have not stopped dreaming and I have not stopped executing

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Our Core Focus is on Digital Transformation Deals: CP Gurnani

Our strategic investments in 5G and digital modernization have shown good results

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Smart Cities and the Making of a Better World: CP Gurnani

The symbiotic relationship between humans and technology is showing greater promise every day

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“Make your dreams come true with a hunger to learn, upskill, and grow”

Need to become a master of multiple disciplines with the changing world

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Lessons from Tech Mahindra’s Covid-19 War Room

The pandemic has intensified our resolve to RISE, today and into the future.

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Embracing Disruption, Driving Change

CP shares how to make an organization future-ready amidst disruption.

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Resilience is the future of leadership

CP’s article in Forbes India covers, Leadership is a dynamic combination of roles across disciplines.

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How a circular economy can make India resilient

India must rely on circular economy, by laying emphasis on people, planet and profit

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India: 5G upgradation is a necessity

5G ecosystem will be a digital haven of opportunities laid out for each one of us!

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Acquisitions are vital to Tech Mahindra’s strategy

Tech Mahindra is betting on its NXT.NOW framework to leverage emerging technologies

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Power of Technology to Transform the World for Good

Industry 5.0, where humans will work alongside robots and smart machines

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Put planet before profits in the post Covid-19 world

Update more environmental friendly business models

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4 areas we can decode to achieve a sustainable decade

Our MD & CEO shares insights as part of WEF #DAVOSAgenda 2021

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