N. Chandrasekaran named as Chairman of board of Tata Chemicals
Tata Chemicals, a Tata Group company announced the appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as Additional Director and Chairman of the board of Directors of the company, effective November 24, 2020.
“The board of directors of the company have today, based on the recommendations of the nomination and remuneration committee, appointed N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and chairman of the board of directors of the company w.e.f. November 24, 2020,” Tata Chemicals said in a filing to the BSE.
Natarajan Chandrasekaran is Chairman of the Board at Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of all Tata Group companies. His appointment as Chairman followed a 30-year business career at TCS, which he joined from university. Chandrasekaran rose through the ranks at TCS to become CEO and Managing Director of the leading global IT solution and consulting ﬁrm.
Chandrasekaran is on the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as well as the President of the Court at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. He is the member of Bocconi’s International Advisory Council and the Co-Chair India US CEO Forum.
He is an active member of India’s bilateral business forums including USA, UK, Australia and Japan. He served as a Director on the Board of India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India since 2016. He served as the chairman of NASSCOM, the apex trade body for IT services ﬁrms in India in 2012-13.
He has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading universities in India and internationally, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Macquarie University, Australia, Doctor of Letters from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, where he completed a Masters degree in Computer Applications before joining TCS in 1987.