Joy Deshmukh Ranadive has three decades of experience in the area of gender, development and growth. An economist by training, gold medalist at the Masters level and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Mumbai, India, her career spans work as teacher, researcher, trainer, and head of not-for-profit organizations. Prior to TCS she has been Director, Indian School of Microfinance for Women, Ahmedabad and Country Director, International Centre for Research on Women New Delhi. Joy has several books and papers to her credit in the areas of gender, development, microfinance, human rights and CSR.

Currently, as Global Head, CSR, Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, which is part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, Joy is responsible for the strategy, policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and impact measurement of CSR programmes across the company. She also leads the sustainability reporting for the Company, and is responsible for the Corporate Sustainability Report.

Joy has been awarded the CSR Leadership Award at the Responsible Business Summit and Awards, 2013 by World CSR Day and Eurasian Golden Corporate Social Responsibility Award  in 2016  by the  Sanch Foundation, India, for contribution in the Social Sector.