The men who will pick Cyrus Mistry’s successor at Tata Sons
A look at the key figures who will pick Cyrus Mistry’s successor as Tata Sons chairman after Ratan Tata’s term as interim chairman ends in four months
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Chairman and managing director of TVS Motor Co. Ltd and a non-executive director on the board of Tata Sons since 25 August, Srinivasan is acknowledged for his management and leadership skills. He is credited with the phenomenal growth of the two-wheeler making arm of T.V. Sundram Iyengar & Sons, the parent of TVS Motor, which was founded by his grandfather.
Career diplomat Ranendra ‘Ronen’ Sen was appointed a non-executive independent director of Tata Sons Ltd last year. An officer of the 1966 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, one of the high-water marks of Sen’s career was the role he played in brokering the 2008 India-US nuclear deal. According to the Tata group’s website, Sen was foreign and defence policy adviser to successive prime ministers between 1986 and 1991.
The managing director of Bain Capital Lp has been on the board of several Tata Trusts and has been serving as a non-executive director of Tata Sons Ltd since 26 August.
Professor Bhattacharyya founded the manufacturing education and research group called WMG at the University of Warwick in the UK and has been an adviser to several manufacturing companies in the world. He has advised the UK government on manufacturing, innovation and technology and been instrumental in bringing many large-scale investments into the UK, including Tata Motors Ltd’s acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover in 2008.