Mumbai: Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company of the $100 billion Tata group, named James Shapiro as resident director in North America.

Shapiro, a financial services executive with experience in international markets and regulatory issues, will facilitate the Tata group’s future growth in North America, Tata Sons said in a statement.

The North American office reports to Madhu Kannan, member, group executive council, Tata Sons.

Prior to joining the Tata group, Shapiro worked at the BSE, first in Mumbai and later as an advisor based in New York, where his responsibilities included global business development and BSE’s global partnership with Deutsche Boerse and S&P Dow Jones Indices, the statement said.

The revenue of Tata companies taken together was $103.27 billion (around Rs624,757 crore) in 2013-14, with 67.2% of it coming from businesses outside India.

Tata companies employ 581,470 people. The group has operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries.

In June, Tata Sons appointed Sunil Sinha as resident director, Middle East and North Africa region and announced the intention to establish an office in Dubai in collaboration with Tata International Ltd.

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