NEW YORK–Time Inc. has named Alwar Rajagopalan President of Time Inc. India. Rajagopalan, a finance and accounting veteran and former Vice President of Business Process Services of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., will oversee the expansion of the company’s growing Bangalore operation.
He begins his new role on February 19 and reports to Jeff Bairstow, Time Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of International Operations.
“Raj is a strategic and highly respected leader with a proven record for setting up and running successful global operations,” said Bairstow. “Given his executive management experience, Raj is the right choice to lead Time Inc. India as it continues to play a bigger role in our company. We are thrilled to welcome him to our family.”
Rajagopalan said, “I am very excited to lead Time Inc. India and continue to expand the capabilities of the Bangalore operation. There is enormous potential for us to become a more integrated and optimized asset for Time Inc.”
In 2009, Rajagopalan joined Tata Consultancy Services, where most recently he led the transition function for finance and accounts (F&A), supply chain management and human resources shared services center (HRSSC) for the company’s global customers. He previously served as Principal of the F&A practice of Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide and was practice head of F&A and HRSSC at Cambridge Integrated Services India. He has also held senior positions at IBM Global Services India, GE Capital International Services and GE Lighting India, among other international companies. Rajagopalan has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Madurai Kamaraj University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Time Inc. India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Inc., one of the world’s leading media companies. It is a global in-house center located in Bangalore that provides global sourcing through processes within analytics, finance, technology, operations and shared services. The technology-driven company provides analytics around consumer retention, sales, advertising, supply chain management and finance for the more than 100 influential brands of Time Inc., such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Cooking Light.