October 21, 2002 | Financial Express
Pathan appointed new Tata Group resident director
Mr MA Pathan, former Indian Oil Corporation chairman and managing director, is the latest inductee into the Tata group's board of directors. Joining as the group's resident director and based in New Delhi, Mr Pathan will be replacing former Tata group resident director Sujit Gupta, with effect from November 1, 2002.
Pathan will represent the groups interests in the matters pertaining to the government affairs, Tata Sons Ltd said in a press statement on Sunday.
According to a Tata group spokesperson, the group has historically had a resident director in Delhi to oversee matters concerning government interests and the group's interactions with the central government.
A Cambridge graduate in economics with over 40 years of diverse experience in the oil industry, Mr Pathan retired from IOC in March this year. He was chairman and managing director of IOC from February 1997 to March 2002.