Phiroz Vandrevala resigned as director of TCS


IT based company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) has confirmed on Saturday that its non-executive director Phiroz Vandrevala will resign from the company due to his personal reasons.

"Phiroz Vandrevala has relinquished the office of non-executive director of the company, due to personal reasons, with effect from July 8, 2016," the global software major said.

A subsidiary of TCS, Diligenta focus on the life and pensions industry, 63-year-old Vandrevala drove its business strategy and operations worldwide.

"The TCS board thanked Vandrevala for his contribution during his tenure on the board since 2007," the city-based company said in a statement.

Vandrevala plays leadership role at Diligenta and considered as the executive director and head of TCS' global corporate affairs.

He was also on expert committees of the Reserve Bank of India on policy-making.

Moreover, Vandrevala was also the co-chair of the Indo-British Partnership (IBP) for five years and is a board member of its network.

"As former chairman and executive council member of the IT industry's apex body — National Association of Software Companies, Vandrevala played a prominent role in industry initiatives," the statement added.

He worked with ITC Ltd for three years before joining TCS in 1982. Vandrevala had set up India operations of the US-based Tandem Corporation in 1989 before rejoining TCS in 1992.