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India's best CFOs

s. mahalingam, cfo/ tcs
overall winner and for enhancing competitiveness through m&a

  • background: chartered accountant, has worked with tcs since 1970.
  • winning move in 2008-09: steered tcs during tough times, helped the company make its largest ever acquisition (cgsl).
  • challenge ahead: mahalingam will have to ensure that tcs holds onto some of the cost efficiencies it has achieved in fy09, even as it grows in a reviving market.
  • most likely to be heard saying: "let's mail the appointment letters."

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