Rising Elephant: Tata and the Indian Steel Industry
AuthorThachat Viswanath Narendran
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Interview with Tata Steel CEO
Mr. Thachat Viswanath Narendran
CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited
Mr. T.V. Narendran joined Tata Steel after completing his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1988. He became the Managing Director of Tata Steel
(overseeing India and South East Asia) on November 1, 2013. On 31st October, 2017, he was elevated to CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. Mr. Narendran’s career in Tata Steel spanned many areas in India & Overseas including Marketing & Sales, International Trade, Supply Chain & Planning, Operation & General Management in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Dubai & Singapore. He was actively involved in Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, NatSteel, and was seconded there as an Executive Vice President in 2005. He took over as the President & CEO of NatSteel from January 2008.
He is currently on the Boards of Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe. He is also the Chairman of Tata Steel Thailand and NatSteel.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI. He is a member of the Board of the World Steel Association and the Chairman of the Economics Committee of the World Steel Association. He is the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the National Council of CII and former Chairman of CII Eastern Region. He is also a member from
Indian side in BRICS Business Council, Co-Chair of the India Myanmar Joint Trade & Investment Forum and a member of the Indo-French CEO Council.