India’s Tata appoints Natarajan Chandrasekaran as chairman

Mr Chandrasekaran, who currently heads software giant Tata Consultancy Services, will take charge from February 21.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran swill take Tata's chairmanship on February 21. Punit Paramjpe / AFP

India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the chief of its IT services unit, as the new chairman of its board, the company said.

Mr Chandrasekaran, who currently heads the software arm Tata Consultancy Services, will take charge from February 21 – replacing the former chairman Cyrus Mistry, who was ousted by Tata Sons, the holding company of the sprawling US$103 billion Tata Group.

“The board of directors of Tata Sons, at its meeting today, appointed Mr N Chandrasekaran as executive chairman,” Tata Sons said in a statement.

* Agence France-Presse

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