Aarthi Subramanian, 53
Group chief digital officer, Tata Sons
Previous Rank : 36
The Covid-19 pandemic has given a boost to the group’s digital initiatives, led by Subramanian. Crown jewel TCS announced a 25/25 model under which 25% of employees would be in office at any given point in time, by 2025. Subramanian, who began her career with TCS, says every group firm will look to mainstream work from home even after the pandemic. Among other digital initiatives, Subramanian is attempting what is possibly the group’s most ambitious: a super app which would encompass groceries, healthcare, insurance, bill payments, consumer durables, and fashion, among other services.