Mr. Sekhar Guduru
Achiever's Success Story
Using the Power to Inspire, Empower & Lead - The Odyssey of Sekhar Guduru
A lifelong learner, an enthusiastic technologist, a warrior, and currently the Head of India Delivery at Tata Consultancy Services. Sekhar is widely regarded as the Golden Guru for his deep belief in Technology and for leveraging Technology solutions for the benefit of the society at large. An experienced Senior IT Executive with a demonstrated history of working in Infrastructure Services industry known for his business skills, inclusive leadership style and is widely admired as People Leader, who was recognized by Forbes Magazine among Top 100 Great People Manager in Business.
Sekhar Guduru’s story is nothing short of an awe-inspiring success narrative that embodies inclusivity, accountability, and altruism. With over 17 years of dedicated service in the IT industry landscape, Sekhar has soared to remarkable heights, leaving an indelible mark as a visionary leader.
Hailing from a humble background from a small town, Sekhar’s early years were defined by modest means and an unwavering determination to shatter barriers. Fuelled by his passion for technology and a burning desire to make a difference, he embarked on his journey by pursuing a degree in computer science and later joined IBM India Pvt Ltd, the first stepping stone toward an illustrious future. His career has taken him across multiple states, allowing him to embrace diverse cultures, perspectives. He has worked with some of the largest corporations in the world, delivering business outcomes and driving the digital transformation.
Joining Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) marked a pivotal moment in Sekhar’s career. His relentless dedication and insatiable thirst for knowledge propelled him forward. Sekhar’s profound industry understanding, and innovative thinking set him apart, positioning him as a forward-thinking leader. He rose through the ranks and navigated several strategic and leadership roles to become the youngest leader to take up the reins as the Country Head for IT Delivery.
As the Head of IT Delivery in India at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Sekhar is responsible for end-to-end delivery for all Infrastructure Delivery encompassing entire life cycle of IT Delivery, including building & implementing best in class operating & management systems with a firm goal on long term business objectives for India Geography.
What truly sets him apart is his exceptional leadership during times of adversity. As the world grappled with the unprecedented challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 crisis, Sekhar emerged as a pivotal figure for the organization’s response. He steered his teams through the increased dependence on digital technologies, the creation of new business models, and remote working formats, responding to change with remarkable agility and helping his clients pivot swiftly. His people-centric approach has earned him not only the respect of their peers but also an impressive array of National and International awards and accolades.
In 2022, Sekhar was recognized by Forbes Magazine among Top 100 Great People Managers in Business. Sekhar has received several other industry accolades including International Business awards (Stevie Awards), Next100 CIO Award 2019, National Award form CII Best People Manager award by IBM among others for his contribution towards creating a more diverse and inclusive IT industry in India.
Sekhar is not just a luminary in the professional arena, he’s a compassionate advocate for societal welfare. He actively engages in initiatives that empower communities, bridging gaps and creating opportunities. His belief in the symbiotic relationship between corporate success and social responsibility embodies the true spirit of a leader.
Recognized as a Golden Guru for his efforts in imparting & sharing knowledge, also was a visiting faculty at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) University, Gandhinagar.
Furthermore, his dedication to nurturing talent and cultivating the next generation of IT professionals is truly commendable. His active participation in mentorship programs, knowledge-sharing sessions, and educational initiatives has played a vital role in cultivating a proficient IT workforce in India.
Sekhar Guduru’s remarkable journey is a testament to the transformative power of dedication and visionary leadership. It stands as an exemplar of how one can rise above humble beginnings to impact both the corporate world and society positively. His story inspires us to harness our potential and use it to empower others, leaving an indelible mark on the world.