Business: Subramanian Ramadorai

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Business: Subramanian Ramadorai

Age: 65
Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

The soft-spoken Ramadorai is responsible for making TCS, India's largest software company, into a global powerhouse. Referred to as the jewel in the Tata crown, TCS has 150 offices in 50 countries and over 100,000 employees from 97 nationalities. At a time when most of the big Indian IT companies were focusing on overseas revenues, TCS was one of the first to work in the domestic market. TCS bagged some big local deals last year, like processing Indian passport applications. A music aficionado, Ramadorai is often seen buying music at airport stores.