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CP Gurnani

Tech Mahindra
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
CP Gurnani (popularly known as CP& within his peer group), is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. CP also 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, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra's transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company's strategy and philosophy. His inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on customer experience, helped Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra emerge as one of the leading providers in their respective competencies - IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem. In a career spanning 32 years, he has held several leading positions with HCL Hewlett Packard Limited, Perot Systems (India) Limited and HCL Corporation Ltd. An outstanding people's manager, CP has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He tends to focus on people's strengths to bring out the best in them. 'Work hard and play hard' is his motto and he applies it to all aspects of his life with complete passion. A chemical engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, he is a distinguished and active alumnus of the Institute. CP has been chosen as the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year [Manager], CNBC Asia&India Business Leader of the Year and Dataquest & IT person of the Year - for the year 2013.