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Company Overview of Tata Sons Limited

Company Overview

Tata Sons Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the businesses of communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products, and chemicals in India and internationally. It offers solutions in the areas of software and other information systems, telecommunications, and industrial automation. The company also offers various engineering products and services; provides insurance, realty, and financial and other services; offers steel and composites; engages in the power generation, transmission, and distribution business; and engages in the oil and gas, watches and jewelry, and retail businesses. In addition, it produces soda ash, as well as h...

Bombay House

24, Homi Mody Street

Mumbai,  400 001


Founded in 1868


91 22 6665 8282


91 22 5665 8160

Key Executives for Tata Sons Limited

Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 59
Chief Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services
Age: 70
Chief Executive Officer of Tata Technologies and Managing Director of Tata Technologies
Age: 65
Chief Executive Officer of Indian Hotels Company and Managing Director of Indian Hotels Company
Age: 59
Chief Executive Officer of Serwizsol
Age: 77
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Tata Sons Limited Key Developments

Gopichand Katragadda to Join Tata Sons as Group Chief Technology Officer from August 3, 2014

Tata Sons announced that Dr. Gopichand Katragadda will join Tata Sons as Group Chief Technology Officer from August 3, 2014, reporting to the Chairman, Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry. In this new role, Dr. Katragadda will be responsible for technology at the group level and share his expertise in managing R&D operations, leveraging cross-company synergies, creating technology strategies for white spaces, and acting as an evangelist for innovation across group companies. Prior to joining Tata Sons, Dr. Katragadda has served as Managing Director of the GE India Technology Centre. In his 12 years with GE, based at the John F. Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, Dr. Katragadda built new technology teams, facilitated funding of cross-business innovation, championed the commissioning of new research labs, and helped create GE’s integrated multidisciplinary R&D centre. Dr. Katragadda is on the Industry Advisory Board of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Tata, BHEL May Bid For CPL

Tata Sons Limited (Tata) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BSE:500103) (BHEL) are interested in acquisition of Abhijeet Group’s Corporate Power Ltd. (CPL). Lenders' consortium had invited bids for taking over CPL. Tata and BHEL have purchased the tender documents, which is an indication that they may subsequently bid. A source involved in the process stated that the bids have to be submitted by July 7. The bids will be based on the original offer made by SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited (BSE:523756), which had conducted a due diligence following negotiations with CPL. The invitation of bids was preferred because SREI cannot be directly offered the contracts.

Tata Sons Appoints S. Padmanabhan as Executive Chairman of Tata Quality Management Services, effective from July 1, 2014

Tata Sons announced the appointment of Mr. S. Padmanabhan as Executive Chairman of Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS), reporting to the Chairman of Tata Sons, Mr. Cyrus P Mistry, effective from July 1, 2014. He will be responsible for driving the Business Excellence journey across the Tata group of companies globally. This role will be integral to group initiatives in enhancing the performance of Tata companies through diagnostics, benchmarking and sharing best practices. Mr. Padmanabhan has been with the Tata group for over 32 years, after starting his career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Prior to joining Tata Power, Mr. Padmanabhan was the Executive Director of TCS.

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