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.
Directorships as of Feb 2012
- Chairman Tata Steel now merged with Corus Group Limited
- Chairman Tata Sons Limited
- Chairman Tata Motors Ltd.
- Chairman Emeritus Nelco Ltd.
- Chairman and Member of Remuneration Committee Tata Teleservices Ltd.
- Chairman Tata Chemicals
- Chairman Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd
- Chairman Tata Power Company
- Chairman Tata Tea Ltd
- Chairman Tata Industries Ltd.
- Chairman Tata Consultancy Services Limited
- Former Director Tata AutoComp Systems Limited
- Chairman Tata Chemicals Ltd.
- Chairman Tata Global Beverages Limited
- Former Chairman (2002-9) Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd.
- Chairman of the Council of Management of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
- Independent Non Executive Director The Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited
- Independent Director Fiat S.p.A.
- Director, Member of International Committee and Member of Public Issues Committee Alcoa
- Director and Member of Public Issues Committee Closure Systems International, Inc.
- Chairman Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd
- Former Director Reserve Bank of India
- Director Ford Foundation
- Trustee Silatech
- Chairman Indian Hotels Co. Ltd.
- Director Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Advisor Mitsubishi Corporation,
- Advisor JP Morgan Chase
- Advisor to RollsRoyce
- Advisor to BMB Group
- Advisor to NYSE Euronext, Inc.
- Advisor to Booz-Allen and Hamilton Inc.
- Advisor to American International Group
- Advisor to RAND's Center for Asia Pacific Policy
- Advisor to Programme Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations' India AIDS Initiative
- President of the Court of the Indian Institute of Science,
- Trustee University of Southern California
- Trustee Cornell University
- Trustee Ohio State University
- Trustee University of Warwick
- Member of the board of Governors of the East-WestCenter
- Director of Haldia Petrochemicals Limited
- Appointed to the International Investment Council set up by the President of the Republic of South Africa in 1999
- Member of the Asia Pacific advisory committee to the board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange
- Chairman of the Investment Commission set up by the Government of India
- UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group - October 2010 - present
- Studied architecture at Cornell University.
- Undertook a Management course at Harvard.
- Holdingham advisory board Holdingham, undated, accessed 25 September 2014
- Business Week, Investor profiles, Tata group Ratan Tata accessed 20 February 2012
- The Hindu newspaper, Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 Padma Vibhushan for Pranab, Ratan Tata, Sachin; no Bharat Ratna for seventh year accessed 20 February 2012
- Randeep Ramesh Profile: Ratan Tata The Guardian, 28 March 2008, accessed 25 September 2014