2023 HW Vanguard: Santhosh Ananthakrishnan

Santhosh Ananthakrishnan

Santhosh Ananthakrishnan leads Tata Consultancy Services’s (TCS) large, dedicated, full-spectrum mortgage unit, globally. He is responsible for setting the vision and formulating strategies to align the firm’s capabilities with the mortgage market needs, making invaluable contributions to mortgage industry customers worldwide. Ananthakrishnan has more than 25 years of professional experience and is currently the global head of TCS’s mortgage practice which serves more than 50 customers worldwide. Before this role, Ananthakrishnan headed TCS’s mortgage practice for North America. Prior to TCS, he held many leadership positions at Freddie Mac in technology, product development and strategy development.

Ananthakrishnan has been instrumental in driving digital transformation for many customers. He has formulated the vision and provided leadership to develop many of TCS’s modern, digital solutions which tackle some of the hardest industry problems. He is a consummate consultant and a highly sought-after thought leader. Ananthakrishnan is a passionate advocate for home ownership and sustainability, and he routinely mentors new borrowers and high school students. In his tenure at TCS, Ananthakrishnan has acquired many top customer logos for TCS and closed multiple large deals, led the organization to leadership positions with industry analysts and expanded business to new areas in Latin America and Europe. Ananthakrishnan championed the development of innovative digital solutions, used by many large lenders in the U.S. and many top banks in Canada, UK and India.

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Santhosh Ananthakrishnan


Global Head of Mortgage Practice

Company Name:

Tata Consultancy Services

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