March 01, 2018

Tata reorganises realty and infrastructure business

Mumbai: Tata Sons today announced the reorganisation of its Realty and Infrastructure businesses in order to simplify structures, leverage synergies and scale business rapidly.

The longer cycle businesses of Infrastructure Development and Concessions, will be headed by Sanjay Ubale. He has been appointed as head – infrastructure and urban solutions, Tata Sons, and will report to Banmali Agrawala, president - infrastructure, aerospace and defence, Tata Sons. In addition, Mr Ubale will also work closely with the Group Chairman on state-related policy matters.

Tata’s realty business now will include commercial real estate and housing businesses and will be run as a joint business. Sanjay Dutt has been appointed the new managing director of Tata Realty and Infrastructure and will also oversee the operations of Tata Housing Development Company. Mr Dutt is currently CEO, India Operations and Private Funds at Ascendas - Singbridge and will take charge of his new role from 1st April 2018.

“The real estate and infrastructure businesses will both continue to grow given the needs of India’s fast-growing economy, and the Tata group has the resources, skills and scale to make a significant impact. I would like to wish Mr Ubale and Mr Dutt the very best in their new roles and I am confident that they will be able to make a significant impact on the business,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons.

“Given that development of world-class infrastructure would be key to India’s economic growth, I am very excited to be part of this journey in my new role,” said Mr Ubale.

“This is a great opportunity to build scale in a growing sector like Real estate. I look forward to working with competent professionals in these companies to scale up the business to new heights,” said Mr Dutt.