January 23, 2001
At the board meeting of Tata Tea held on January 22, 2001, in Mumbai, the board made the following appointments:
- Homi R Khusrokhan was appointed as managing director with effect from February 15, 2001. Mr Khusrokhan was, till recently, managing director of Glaxo India. He was with Glaxo for 30 years, eventually occupying the position of managing director for 5 years. He was recognised as one of the top 30 managers of Glaxo worldwide.
- PT Siganporia was appointed deputy managing director with effect from February 15, 2001. Mr Siganporia, who is a member of the Tata Administrative Service, has served the company for 26 years and has held various positions in the company, culminating in his present position as executive director since June 2000.
- V Venkiteswaran was appointed as executive director with effect from February 15, 2001. Mr Venkiteswaran has also been with Tata Tea for 29 years and is presently president of Tata Tea Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company in the US.