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Tata Sons Appointments
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Tata Sons appoints CHRO and Head, Global Corporate Affairs

April 2018     |     442 words     |     2-minute read

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Tata Sons announced two significant appointments to its executive leadership in the month of April 2018.

Tata Sons announces appointment of new president, Global Corporate Affairs (April 23)

Mumbai: Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Dr S Jaishankar as the Tata Group’s president, Global Corporate Affairs. Dr Jaishankar will report to N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons in his new role.

The Indian foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018, Dr Jaishankar joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 holding key roles during his career including stints as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to China and the United States. He also played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement. 

In his new role he will be responsible for the Tata group’s global corporate affairs and international strategy development and Tata Sons’ international offices will report to him. Dr Jaishankar will work with Tata companies to help them strengthen their business presence and positioning in their respective geographies globally.

Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, said, “I am delighted to welcome Dr Jaishankar to the Tata group. His extensive experience and knowledge on international affairs will be very valuable to the group as we work to reinforce our brand and leadership globally.”

Dr Jaishankar said, “The Tata group is an iconic institution known for its value-based leadership as well as India’s most respected brand globally. I look forward to being part of the Tata group and working with key stakeholders to make an impact.”

Dr Jaishankar is a graduate of St Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi. He has an MA in political science and an MPhil. and PhD in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Tata Sons announces appointment of new group chief human resource officer (April 18)

Mumbai: Tata Sons today announced the appointment of Nupur Mallick as the new group chief human resource officer. Ms Mallick will report to the Chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran in her new role.

Currently, Ms Mallick is director, human resources, for Tata Consultancy Services in UK and Ireland. A long-time Tata group employee, she started her career with TCS in 1997 and has worked across various HR functions like talent acquisition, organisational change management, compensation and benefits as well as employee engagement, policy and process development in multiple geographies.

Ms Mallick will take over from S Padmanabhan who is holding the responsibility presently. Mr Padmanabhan will continue to be executive chairman, Tata Business Excellence Group, and head, sustainability group reporting to Mr Chandrasekaran. Under his leadership the Tata Business Excellence Group will help companies leverage data and process excellence and enable their journey to become real-time enterprises.

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