Balaji Ganapathy, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Global Head of CSR, Tata Consultancy Services
Balaji Ganapathy serves as the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Global Top 3 information technology leader.
In this role, Balaji is focused on harnessing the power of purpose, people and technology to advance access, equity and inclusion across society. Under his stewardship, TCS has leveraged its technology, innovation, thought leadership, and a global pool of skill-based volunteers to make a significant impact on the communities in which TCS employees live and work, with a special focus on impacting women and young girls, minorities, and under-represented groups.
Under his leadership, TCS was recognized by Points of Light’s Civic 50 as IT Sector Lead in 2018 and 2019, and IMFIS’s education program was recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with its distinguished Best Commitment to Education award.
Balaji serves as the Chair of STEMconnector®’s STEM Innovation Task Force (SITF), Vice-Chair of the Million Women Mentors (MWM) Leadership Council, on the Board of Directors for Women’s Business Collective, the Executive Committee of IMPACT 2030, World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee, NPower National Advisory Council Co-Chair, and is part of US Chamber of Commerce’s Education, Employment & Training Committee (EETC).
Balaji was awarded the 2017 Charlie H. Moore Award for Leadership in Corporate Community Engagement by CECP, the CEO Force for Good and presented with the 2017 Million Women Mentors Male Champion of Change Award. He strongly believes in the unique opportunity to address today’s societal challenges and open the doors to prosperity for all, through the combined power of purpose, people and technology.
Balaji is a regular speaker at national forums, presenting a range of topics relating to business, human resources, corporate social responsibility, and the information technology industry. He is an active advocate of deriving social good through the confluence of public, private & non-profit partnerships. He is a Postgraduate in Human Resources Management and has a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.