One of India’s oldest public charitable foundations, Tata Trusts has announced the appointment of Siddharth Sharma as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Aparna Uppaluri as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“Sharma has been in government service for two decades where he handled important assignments in key ministries of the government, and as the financial advisor to the 13th and 14th Presidents of India. He subsequently joined the Tata group where he has been heading the newly formed sustainability portfolio,” Tata Trusts’s said.
“Uppaluri is a well-regarded professional with exposure in strategic planning and programme development in the fields of philanthropy, women’s rights, public health, arts, and culture,” Tata Trusts said.
It further added, “With over twenty years of leadership and management experience, she has led the grant-making initiatives at the Ford Foundation to advance programmatic commitment to strengthen gender justice and has also served as program director to oversee different verticals at the Ford foundation.”
Both of the appointments will come into effect from the next financial year i.e. from April 1. Siddharth Sharma will succeed N Srinath, who stepped down as the CEO of Tata Trusts.