As a first-generation entrepreneur, Mr. Reddy sensed the opportunity and established Infotech Enterprises with a vision to provide engineering services to global markets. Mr. Reddy successfully nurtured Infotech into a world-class, sustainable organization. He built Infotech on a strong foundation of Values FIRST (Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Sincerity and Transparency) and transformed the four stakeholders (customers, employees, investors and society) into pillars of strength.
He is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility. Through its Adopt-a-School initiative, Infotech touches the lives of over 10,000 underprivileged children. He also undertook several initiatives of inclusiveness viz., to support women empowerment and development centers in Tier II towns.
Mr. Reddy is a proud recipient of an honorary doctorate from JNTU Hyderabad; Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) CIE Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in advancing the use of computers in information engineering. Mr. Reddy is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council since 2003. He also served as the Chairman of CII Southern Region. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad.
CP played a pivotal role in the three-year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and spearheaded the company’s eventual merger with Tech Mahindra. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, start-ups and turnarounds, JVs, M&As,
CP led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, contributing significantly to the company's strategy and philosophy.
His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience, helped Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading providers in its respective competencies.
In the last 32 years, he has held several leading positions with Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. CP was chosen as the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager]’, CNBC Asia’s ‘India Business Leader of the Year’, Dataquest ‘IT person of the Year’ - 2013 and Business standard ‘CEO of the year’ 2014.
Mr. Chandrashekhar was the Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunication till March 2013. During his career in Government, he held a wide variety of key assignments many of them relating to the ICT sector, both in the Government of India and the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has extensive experience of formulating and implementing policies, strategies and action plans to foster the growth of the IT industry covering the entire enabling eco-system including infrastructure, Human Resource Development, e-governance and establishing Public Private Partnerships. He has a deep understanding of the issues and problems related to ICT project implementation in Government. As Secretary, DOT, he was responsible for all aspects of policy formulation for the telecom sector and driving several key policies and strategies covering licensing, spectrum management, National Broadband Plan, Convergence, Manufacturing, Investment, security, R&D and the National Telecom Policy 2012. As Secretary of the Department of Information Technology, he steered the formulation of national policies for the IT sector, promoting Electronic System Design and Manufacturing and R&D in the Electronics and IT sector and designing the National e-Governance Plan.
Earlier, he established the first Department of Information Technology in the country in the state of Andhra Pradesh and was Secretary of the Department from June, 1997 to December, 1999. The policies and strategies he formulated catapulted the state to the forefront of the country in the sector and became a role model for several states and countries. Mr. Chandrashekhar received a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He was conferred the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2007-08. He has been conferred several awards including Data Quest Path Breaker of the Year Award in 2005 and Distinguished Alumnus award of IIT-Mumbai in 2010.