Tata Consultancy Services' Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman, North America Joins CECP Board of Directors

Tata Consultancy Services' Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman, North America Joins CECP Board of Directors

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 2:00pm

Surya Kant now serves CECP as Director Emeritus

NEW YORK,  June 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - As part of its continuing efforts to empower companies to drive long-term business success through positive societal impact, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announced that Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman, North America of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has joined the organization’s distinguished Board of Directors. Surya Kant recently retired from his role as TCS’ North American Chairman and will now serve CECP as Director Emeritus.

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) is a trusted advisor to companies on their corporate purpose journeys to build long-term sustainable value and tell their impact stories. Working with CEOs and leaders in corporate responsibility, sustainability, foundations, investor relations, finance, legal, and communications, CECP shares actionable insights with its CEO-led coalition to address stakeholder needs.

“It takes a community of incredibly courageous leaders doing the right thing to bring long-term impact to all stakeholders,” said Doug Conant, Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; former Chairman, Avon Products; and Chairman, CECP. “With the support of the Board of Directors, CECP is a trusted advisor to these corporate leaders, which will be ever more impactful with Suresh’s guidance to our Board of Directors.”

Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in societal investment, 14 million employees, and $15 trillion in assets under management.

"TCS is steadfast in its commitment to addressing the most pressing needs of communities, bridging the opportunity gap for people, and building equitable, inclusive pathways for all - especially those who are traditionally overlooked and marginalized," said Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman, North America, TCS. "I am honored to join CECP's coalition of purpose-driven business leaders who are determined to make a transformational impact in communities around the world."

“The past year has been an unequivocal turning point for what is expected of business in terms of purpose, profit, and planning,” said Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP. “CECP and its Board of Directors appreciate the valuable insight from Surya and look forward to Suresh’s vital input to help guide our CEO coalition.”

Suresh joins the current Board of Directors, which includes:

  • Chair: Douglas R. Conant, Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; former Chairman, Avon Products; and Chairman, CECP
  • Theodore Dysart, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
  • Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
  • Carly Fiorina, Founder & Chairman, Carly Fiorina Enterprises and Unlocking Potential Foundation; Former CEO, HP
  • Mauricio Gutiérrez, President & CEO, NRG
  • Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro, Inc.
  • Alex Gorsky, Executive Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • Fran Horowitz, CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Bill McNabb, Former Chairman, Vanguard
  • Kelly Grier, US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, EY
  • Deanna Mulligan, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group
  • Christiana Riley, CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank AG
  • James White, Former Chairman, President & CEO, Jamba Juice
  • Jennifer Smith Turner, Board of Directors, Newman’s Own Foundation

CECP’s Board of Directors also includes the following Director Emeriti:

  • Surya Kant, Former Chairman North America at Tata Consultancy Services
  • Peter Malkin, Chairman Emeritus, Empire State Realty Trust
  • Sanford Weill, Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup, Inc.
  • Kenneth T. Derr, Former Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation
  • Henrietta Holsman Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Harold McGraw, III, Chairman Emeritus, S&P Global
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Former Chairman and CEO, Carlson Holdings, Inc.
  • Michael I. Roth, Former Executive Chairman and CEO Interpublic Group
  • Sanford I. Weill, CEO, Casa Rosa Ventures, LLC
  • Paul Newman, Actor and Philanthropist*
  • David Rockefeller, Former Chairman & CEO, Chase Manhattan Corporation*
  • Paul Volcker, Former Chairman, Federal Reserve*
  • John C. Whitehead, Former Co-Chair, Goldman, Sachs, & Co., Former Deputy Secretary of State*

And CECP Ambassadors:

  • David Kenny, CEO, Nielsen
  • Lynne Doughtie, Former Chairman & CEO, KPMG LLP
  • Mitch Barns, Former CEO, Nielsen Holdings
  • Thomas J. DeRosa, Former CEO and Director, Welltower Inc.
  • Tony Earley, Executive Chairman, PG&E
  • Vince Forlenza, Former Chairman, President and CEO, BD
  • Bill Goodwyn, CEO, Discovery Education
  • Hubert Joly, Former Chair & CEO, Best Buy
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Former CEO, NYSE Euronext
  • Stuart Parker, Former CEO, USAA
  • John Veihmeyer, Former Chairman and CEO, KPMG
  • Mark Weinberger, Former Chairman and CEO, EY
  • Robert Wolf, Former CEO, UBS

*in memoriam

 

ABOUT CHIEF EXECUTIVES FOR CORPORATE PURPOSE (CECP)

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) is a trusted advisor to companies on their corporate purpose journeys to build long-term sustainable value and tell their impact stories. Working with CEOs and leaders in corporate responsibility, sustainability, foundations, investor relations, finance, legal, and communications, CECP shares actionable insights with its CEO-led coalition to address stakeholder needs.

Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders, CECP is a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $11.2 trillion in revenues, $23 billion in total community investment, 14 million employees, 30 million hours of employee engagement, and $21 trillion in assets under management. CECP helps companies transform their strategy by providing benchmarking and analysis, convenings, and strategy and communications in the areas of societal/community investment, employee engagement, environmental social governance/sustainable business, diversity equity inclusion, and telling the story.

For more information, visit http://cecp.co.

ABOUT TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 592,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $25.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.

For more information, visit www.tcs.com.

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