Top Indian IT company’s CEO and their Salaries

Information Technology has become a critical component of every business, economy, and daily life in today’s world when digital dependency is at its peak. CEO is the company leader who leads it and the highest-ranking executive in that firm.

Leaders are a crucial part of any organization who manage to take that organization to new heights and create a healthy and progressive workstyle among other colleagues. Sometimes these leaders inspire millions worldwide. As Warren Bennis said, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”

Here are the Top Indian IT companies, their CEO’s and how much their organizations pay them. The Top IT company’s rank is based on the company’s market capital and revenue. So here are the highest-paid CEO of top IT companies in India.

Top Indian IT company’s CEO and their salaries –

  • Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO of TCS
  • Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys
  • C Vijaykumar, CEO of HCL Technologies
  • Thierry Delaporte, CEO of Wipro Ltd
  • C P Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra
  • Sanjay Jalona, CEO of LTI
  • Nitin Rakesh, CEO of Mphasis Ltd
  • Debashis Chatterjee, CEO of Mindtree 
  • R Srikrishna, CEO of Hexaware Technologies Ltd
  • Sapnesh Lalla, CEO of Coforge Ltd
  • Rajesh Gopinathan

Rajesh Gopinathan is one of the Top Indian IT company’s CEO as he is the CEO and MD of the largest IT company Tata Consultancy Services(TCS). He is elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer in February 2017. Under Gopinathan’s leadership, TCS market capital crossed 100 billion in 2018 and made it the most valuable Indian IT company.

In the Fiscal 20-21, Gopinathan took home pay of Rs. 20.36 crore, which includes Rs. 1.27 crore in salary, Rs. 2.09 crore in benefits, gratuities, and allowances, and Rs 17 crore in commission.

Company – TCS

Position – CEO and MD.

Education – Bachelor of Electric and Electronic Engineering(National institute of technology 90-94), PGDM(IIM 94-96)

Salary – Rs. 20.36 crore (2021)

  • Salil Parekh 

Salil Parekh is the CEO of India’s second-largest IT company and one of the Top Indian IT company’s CEO. Parekh took responsibilities of CEO and Managing Director at Infosys in 2015 and was in charge of overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services and Cloud Infrastructure Services. 

Parekh’s pay package for the FY 2019-20 was Rs. 34.27 crores which included Rs. 16.85 crore in salary, Rs. 17.04 crore in stock options and Rs. 38 lakhs as others.

Company – Infosys

Position – CEO and MD

Education – Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (IIT 82-86), Masters in computer science and mechanical engineering (Cornell University 86-88).

Salary – Rs. 34.27 crore (2020)

  • C Vijaykumar 

C Vijaykumar is one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO and is President and CEO of HCL Technologies. He joined HCL Technologies in 1994 as a senior technical engineer and is recognized as the pioneer of Remote Infrastructure Management Proposition, a multibillion-dollar business area for the IT industry. 

C Vijaykumar took home pay of Rs. 27.94 crore, a 15.6 percent drop from the Rs. 33.13 crore he got in FY 2018.

Company – HCL Technologies

Position – President and CEO

Education – Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (PSG College of Engineering 86-90)

Salary – Rs. 27.94 crore (2019)

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  • Thierry Delaporte

Thierry Delaporte is the CEO of Indian IT major Wipro and one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO. Delaporte succeeded Abidali Neemuchwala as CEO in July 2020.

Company – Wipro 

Position – CEO

Education – Bachelor degree in Economy and Finance (Sciences Po 89-92), Masters in Law (University of Paris 86-90)

Salary – Rs. 37.9 crore (2020)

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  • C P Gurnani

Chander Prakash Gurnani is the CEO and Managing Director of Indian IT firm Tech Mahindra and one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO. He was also chairman of Nasscom in 2016.

In the financial year 2020, Gurnani’s base salary was Rs. 2.79 crore, stock options worth Rs. 25 crore.

Company – Tech Mahindra 

Position – CEO and MD.

Education – Bachelor in Chemical Engineering (NIT Rourklea)

Salary – Rs. 28.57 crore (2020)

  • Sanjay Jalona

Sanjay Jalona is the CEO and MD of Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) and one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO. He was selected for ‘Exemplary CEO of the year’ by Businessworld Magazine in 2017.

Company – LTI

Position – CEO and MD.

Education – Bachelor in Engineering (Birla Institute of Technology and Science 86-90)

Salary – Rs. 18.4 crore (2020)

 

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  • Nitin Rakesh 

Nitin Rakesh is CEO and director of Mphasis Ltd, a Bengaluru-based I.T. services company, and he is one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO. Rakesh has previously worked as CEO of Syntel and CEO and MD of Motilal Oswal Asset Management Ltd.

Company – Mphasis Ltd.

Position – CEO and Director

Education – Graduate in Computer Engineering(Delhi institute of technology 89-93), Masters in Management Finance (SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institue of Management studies 93-95)

Salary – Rs. 12.1 crore (2019)

  • Debashis Chatterjee

Debashis Chatterjee is the MD and CEO of Mindtree and one of the top Indian IT company’s CEO. Mindtree is an Indian IT and outsourcing company based in Bengaluru and part of the L&T group.

Before joining Mindtree, Chatterjee has worked with IBM, TCS, and Mahindra, and Mahindra. His annual salary for 2020 was Rs.7.5 crore.

Company – Mindtree

Position – CEO and MD.

Education – Bachelor in Mechanical engineering (Jadavpur University 83-87).

Salary – Rs. 7.5 crore (2020)

  • R Srikrishna

Srikrishna Ramakarthikeyan or R Srikrishna is the CEO & Non-Independent Executive Director at Hexaware Technologies Ltd and one of the top Indian IT company‘s CEO. Previously, he worked with HCL technologies as Vice President of Infrastructure & Healthcare services sales. 

R Srikrishna took a salary of Rs. 5.36 crore, which includes Rs. 37.3 lakhs salary and Rs. 4.98 crore as a bonus in FY 2018.

Company – Hexaware Technologies

Position – CEO 

Education – Bachelor Electrical engineering (IIT 87-91), MBA (IIM 91-93)

Salary – Rs. 6.1 Crore (2020)

  • Sapnesh Lalla 

Sapnesh Lalla is the CEO of NIIT Ltd, a Noida-based IT company, and one of the top IT company’s CEO. Last year, NIIT was rebranded as Coforge. 

Sapnesh Lalla’s annual salary for the fiscal year 2020 was near Rs.1.5 crore with benefits.

Company – Coforge Ltd

Position – CEO

Education – Graduate in Electronics and Communications engineering(R V College of engineering 83-88)

Salary – Rs. 1.5 crore (2020)

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