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Lakshmanan Chidambaram

President – Americas Strategic Verticals
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Lakshmanan Chidambaram (fondly known as CTL) is President – Americas Strategic Verticals and has been the face of Tech Mahindra's largest business unit since 2016, overseeing strategy, innovation, and expansion of the organisation’s multibillion-dollar footprint across industries in the region. He is responsible for a diverse range of industries, including banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail and consumer packaged goods, travel and transportation, healthcare and life sciences, energy and utilities, and the public sector, consistently delivering industry-leading growth and profitability.

He played a significant role in the merger, integration, and turnaround of Satyam following its acquisition by Mahindra.

CTL has over three decades of experience at the intersection of information technology, business processes, core engineering and networks.  He has also partnered with customers, employing innovative business models, and leveraging emerging technologies to create transformational outcomes in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Prior to Tech Mahindra, CTL has held senior leadership positions with P&L responsibilities at Syntel and HCL. He is an executive sponsor of Tech Mahindra’s key DEI programs and advocates for the fight against climate change. He is deeply committed to nurturing an environment where teams can live up to their true potential. He champions a culture centred around customer delight, making it the core of everything we do at Tech Mahindra.

CTL is a member of the Group Executive Board (GEB) of the Mahindra Group and serves as the Director and President of Tech Mahindra America. He has represented Tech Mahindra at the World Economic Forum, the WSJ CEO Council, and is a board member of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).

CTL has been part of the Mahindra Group 18-month leadership program at IMD Lausanne, Yale Business School and the Mahindra Learning University.

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