Tata Sons chairman, N Chandrasekaran has been conferred with the highest French civilian award, “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Catherine Colonna, in Paris. The award recognized Chandrasekaran for his outstanding business successes and decisive contribution to strengthening Indo-French economic ties.
Presenting the award French Minister Colonna said, “Dear Natarajan Chandrasekaran, you’re a true friend of France. Tata is a major player in the Indo-French partnership. I was glad to confer the Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur on its Chairman, on behalf of the French President. Dear Natarajan Chandrasekaran, you’re a true friend of France.”
The chairman was in France to represent his company at the Choose France Summit hosted by French President Macron at the Versailles Castle involving over 180 CEOs from across the world.
The French Embassy in India said in a press statement that Tata Group has a strong historical relationship with France that began in the 1930s with Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (JRD Tata) and is still expanding its presence in industrial and technological fields in India and in France.
Chandrasekaran joined the board of Tata Sons in October 2015, an enterprise established in 1917, and became the chairman in January 2017. He has served Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in various positions the chief operating officer (COO), executive director, and chief executive officer (CEO).
Chandrasekaran was born in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, and completed his bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, and his master’s in computer applications from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil India.