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The Unstoppable ‘Miss Fixed’ of TCS: Aarthi Subramanian

Aarthi Subramanian is a name to reckon with in the corporate world. She became the first woman to make it to the 18 billion dollar company board- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Her journey is the one to inspire all of the young generations.
Aarthi Subramanian did her schooling at Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP)-run school. Her father served in the Bhilai Steel Plant and was opined as a very hardworking, sincere man. His daughter, Aarthi, seemed to have imbibed these qualities in the truest sense. She was headstrong in whatever she did. After completing her schooling, she pursued a BTech degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. She also holds a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas, USA.

Ms. Subramanian started her career as a graduate trainee in TCS in 1989. She became an analyst and project manager and then moved from Account Management to a Senior Executive role in TCS. She has worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada, gaining rich experience in consulting engagements and large-scale technology programs and operations. Aarthi was the head of Delivery for seven years with the TCS Retail & CPG Business unit, where she was responsible for several strategic accounts and significant clients. She led the team to achieve excellence in customer service through relentless customer focus, rigour in service delivery, and proactive value addition focus. Aarthi also had a stint of over five years with Informix Software. After becoming Executive Director, one of her most challenging assignments was the Passport Seva Project for the complete makeover and digitization of the passport issuing process.

In 2015, She was appointed as The Executive Director, global head of delivery excellence, governance, and compliance of TCS. In addition, Ms. Subramanian serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Since 2017.

She is called ‘miss fixed’ by her colleagues, as she has her readymade answers for any challenge. She is a person with solid core values. Not only that, but she is a Bollywood movie buff and a fitness fanatic person. On a poor day, she walks 6 kilometers, but her normal distance is roughly 10 to 12 kilometers. Aarthi Subramanian is noted for her refusal to accept anything less than the best. She is a woman who represents a small sample of many influential female business leaders.

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Himanwita Mazumdar
Himanwita Mazumdar
Assistant Editor at Business Review Live. Currently pursuing Masters in Media and Communication Studies (MSc) from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, with a Bachelors degree in English Literature. She specializes in Feature writing.