KRS Jamwal, as executive director of Tata Industries, is responsible for the incubation of new ventures as well as investments made by Tata Industries in new businesses.
Mr Jamwal is also on the board of Tata companies such as Tata Advanced Materials, a leader in aerospace composite manufacturing; Tata UniStore, which owns Tata CLiQ, a one-of-a-kind, leading omni-channel marketplace; and Advinus Therapeutics, a premier preclinical contract research company (where he serves as chairman of the board). He is also a member on the board of the overseas subsidiaries of Tata Industries, viz, Apex Investments (Mauritius) Holding and Qubit Investments PTE (Singapore). He represents Apex and Qubit on the boards of Flisom AG, which manufactures flexible, lightweight solar modules at market-comparable efficiency and costs; i3 Equity Partners, a Tel Aviv based technology incubator in IoT (Internet of Things) and industrial IoT; and SDX Partners LLC, USA, which provides seed funding to student-initiated business ideas at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.
Prior to joining Tata Industries, he served as vice president, strategy, group corporate centre, Tata Sons, assisting the then Group Chairman, Ratan Tata, on strategy-related matters concerning Tata companies and supporting him on special assignments such as the Investment Commission (2005-2009) and the US-India and UK-India CEO Forums.
Mr Jamwal started his career with TAS (formerly known as Tata Administrative Services) in 1989. His initial assignments included project management for setting up new hotels and flight catering units, with subsequent responsibilities relating to strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions for the Taj Group of hotels. He has a bachelor’s degree in technology in petroleum engineering from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, and was awarded the scholastic gold medal and the best student shield. His post graduation is in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he was awarded the scholastic gold medal and the KV Srinivas Award for the best all-rounder.