New Delhi: Following the disbanding of the Group Executive Council (GEC) of Tata Sons post Cyrus Mistry’s ouster, its member Nirmalya Kumar has resigned from the Tata Chemicals board as a non-executive director.
He was appointed as a non-executive director on 26 May 2016. “Dr Nirmalya Kumar, non-executive director, has resigned from the board of the company with effect from 31 October 2016," Tata Chemicals said in a filing to the BSE.
According to company’s annual report for 2015-16, Kumar was a member of the GEC of Tata Sons Ltd and was responsible for strategy at the group level.
Another ex-GEC member N.S. Rajan has also resigned as a non-executive director of Tata group’s hospitality arm Indian Hotels Company Ltd with effect from 28 October.
Last week, Rajan, Kumar and Madhu Kannan had quit from the Tata group. On 24 October, soon after the ouster of Mistry by the Tata Sons board was announced, the GEC was also disbanded.
Tata Group’s website removed all the details related to the GEC, including profile of the members. Subsequently, Mistry had written to the directors a day later that Tata Chemicals “still needs tough decisions about its UK and Kenya operations."