Ratan Tata

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Ratan Tata, at a meeting with Hilary Clinton during her visit to India, 6 July 2010
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Ratan N. Tata has been the Chairman of Tata Sons Limited, the holding company of the Tata Group, one of India’s largest business conglomerates, since 1991, joining the family business in 1962. He is Chairman of the major Tata Group companies including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy and several other Tata companies. He also serves as a director of Fiat SpA, Alcoa and Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited amongst a number of other appointments and directorships including positions on the UK Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain and Business Advisory Group.

He became a director of Hakluyt's international advisory board The Holdingham Group Advisory Board[1] on 1 Jan 2013.

Directorships as of Feb 2012


Ratan N Tata received the Government of India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.[3]



  • Studied architecture at Cornell University.
  • Undertook a Management course at Harvard.[4]



  1. Holdingham advisory board Holdingham, undated, accessed 25 September 2014
  2. Business Week, Investor profiles, Tata group Ratan Tata accessed 20 February 2012
  3. The Hindu newspaper, Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 Padma Vibhushan for Pranab, Ratan Tata, Sachin; no Bharat Ratna for seventh year accessed 20 February 2012
  4. Randeep Ramesh Profile: Ratan Tata The Guardian, 28 March 2008, accessed 25 September 2014