Dr. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia is the Chairman of Datamatics Global Services Limited. He founded Datamatics Limited in 1975. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai. Subsequently, he obtained an MBA and Ph.D., both from MIT, USA. He was a topper at MIT.
Dr. Kanodia is the Founder CEO of TCS, which is today India’s most valuable company, with a Market Cap of over $80 billion.
Dr. Kanodia is a Ford Foundation Fellow. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT, Mumbai. He is one of the 10 persons included in the Hall of Fame, published by Dataquest alongwith our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and late Mr. JRD Tata.
While in the US, he was Consultant to the Ford Motor Company and Arthur D. Little. He has also taught at Jamnalal Bajaj and MIT.
He has served at the Past President of the Management Consultants’ Association of India and Chairman of the Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (Western Region). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and Chairman of its IT Committee. He is the past President of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (Western Region). He has been a Member of the Executive Committee of Nasscom. He also served on various Committees of the Government of India and the State of Maharashtra.
Dr. Kanodia is currently on the Executive Board of MIT (Europe, Asia and Africa).
He was the Honorary Consul of Chile in Mumbai (2002-2014).