New delhi: The former managing director of Tata Motors Ltd, Ravi Kant, will continue to oversee the company’s international operations even after being named its non-executive vice-chairman (VC).
Kant, who had retired as managing director (MD) on 1 June, is known for his aggressive marketing strategies. People close to the development said Tata Motors couldn’t have let him go at a time when its net profit has halved.
Kant continues to be on the board of Tata Motors’ international businesses including Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd, Jaguar Land Rover, and plants in South Africa and Thailand.
P.M. Telang, who took over from Kant as MD, will focus only on India operations.
“Ravi Kant will be the non-executive VC, while P.M. Telang will be MD, India operations. Telang will handle all India-related operations for Tata Motors,” the company said.