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5 highest paid IT CEOs

  • N Chandrasekaran, TCS

    MD & CEO, Tata Consultancy Services Annual Salary: Rs 11.6 crore N Chandrasekaran joined TCS in 1987 after completing his Masters in Computer Applications from Tamil Nadu in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Tamil Nadu too. The SRM University has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Literature (2010) on N Chandrasekaran for his pioneering and outstanding contributions to the industry. He is responsible for formulating the company's global strategy, creating footprints in 44 countries. N Chandrasekaran has led the company to touch market capitalisation of $50 bn in 2012.

  • Vineet Nayar, HCL Technologies

    Vice Chairman & Joint MD, HCL Technologies Annual Salary: Rs 8.42 crore Vineet Nayar joined HCL Technologies, a $4.4 bn global information technology services company, in 1985 after getting a MBA degree from XLRI. Author of a couple of management books, he is often acknowledged as a management visionary. In 2009, he formed Comnet, where he incubated Remote Infrastructure Managemenet industry, which today is a multi billion dollar IT outsourcing segment. In 2005, he was made President, HCL technologies following which his appointment as company CEO came in 2007 and most recently he was made Vice Chairman in November 2010.

  • Ashok Vemuri, iGate

    CEO, iGate Annual Salary: Rs 8.17 crore Note: Exchange rate at Rs 63 a dollar Ashok Vemuri is the President and CEO of iGATE Corporation and also a Member of the Board. Ashok Vemuri most recently served as Member of the Board of Infosys Limited, Head of Americas and Global Head of Manufacturing and Engineering Services. Ashok Vemuri also previously served as the Chairman of Infosys China and was on the Board of Infosys Public Services. He earlier established and ran the Financial Services and Insurance business for nine years, making it the largest business unit within Infosys.

  • Balu Ganesh Ayyar, Mphasis

    Executive Chairman & CEO Annual Salary: Rs 7.45 crore Ganesh Ayyar, joined MphasiS as the CEO in January 2009. Ganesh Ayyar is responsible for the overall management of the company. He is a member of the MphasiS Board of Directors. Ganesh joined MphasiS from HP where his last assignment was that of Vice President, Managed Services, Asia Pacific & Japan leading selective sourcing and small and medium outsourcing deals.

  • T K Kurien, Wipro

    CEO, Wipro Annual Salary: Rs 6.13 crore In the 10 years that T K Kurien has been with Wipro, he has been instrumental in building and scaling many of Wipro's businesses successfully. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he is accredited for spearheading many businesses within wipro, including BPO, media, telecom, consulting, and so on. Kurien is also credited for building global leadership for some of Wipro's business units he led across the world.

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