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Society is at the centre of business: TCS’s Girish Ramachandran

Girish Ramachandran, President of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Asia Pacific said, “Society is at the centre of business,”  quoting the late Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in Connected to India’s @Work interview at TCS’s APAC headquarters in Singapore. 

Jamsetji’s words laid the foundation of philanthropy within the highly successful, SGD 150 billion, TATA group. 

The well known Jamsetjee Nusserwanjee Tata Endowment grant or JNTE set up to support higher education of Indian nationals in 1892, continues to be active. Its pedigreed alumni include late Dr Raja Ramanna, Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

TCS’s recently launched Digital Acceleration Centre (DAC) has trained fresh college and polytechnic pass-outs to experienced professionals, in technology-related skills, improving their employability in post-Covid Singapore; an effort by TCS to give back to Singapore where the company has thrived for over three decades. 

Over the course of the next 12 months, TCS will invest an estimated SG $3 million in hiring and training initiatives aimed at supporting Singapore’s overall Smart Nation efforts.

Listen to Girish Ramachandran on our @Work special talking to Kathy O’Brien leading executive presence coach, Managing Director of Red Shoe Communications.

Girish calls TCS’s latest contribution which had over 100 graduates under the SG United traineeship, a result of the deeply entrenched social-responsibility orientation of the TATA Group.

Girish oversees TCS’s operations across Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China and Korea, covering 12 countries and 35,000 employees.


Lakshmy Iyer
Lakshmy Iyer – Senior Correspondent, ASEAN & Entertainment

Lakshmy has been contributing regularly as a freelance writer since 2012. Her writing has been an amalgamation of the language, literature and rich cultural experiences of India as well as South East Asia. An Instructional Designer by profession she is passionate about lifelong learning. Art is her medium of reflection. She participates in art exhibitions thus contributing to the local art scene and using this platform, supports social causes in Singapore as well.