Board Of Directors

 

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Mr. K. Gnanadesikan
Chairman

Mr. K. Gnanadesikan is a 1982 batch IAS officer who has held many key positions in various departments in the Government of Tamil Nadu. Mr. Gnanadesikan is the Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Mr. N N Tata
Vice Chairman

Mr. N N Tata  joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 7th August, 2003. He oversaw the growth of Westside and other Trent formats from one-store operation in 1998 to over a hundred stores in 2012. He took over as the Managing Director of Tata International Limited in August 2010 which is a global trading and distribution company with presence in leather products, metals trading, minerals trading and agri trading and employing over 10,000 personnel spanning 39 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East.

Mr. Bhaskar Bhat
Managing Director

Mr. Bhaskar Bhat assumed the position of Managing Director of Titan Company Limited on 1st April, 2002. He is a B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) degree holder of IIT - Madras and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Management from IIM – Ahmedabad, India. Since 1983 he has been associated with the Tata Watch Project, now Titan Company Ltd. At Titan, Mr. Bhat dealt with Sales & Marketing, HR, International Business and various general managerial assignments. Mr. Bhat is a member of the Governing Council at the T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal and the SDM Institute of Management and Development, Mysore. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Madras in 2008.

Mr. Harish Bhat
Director

Mr. Harish Bhat joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 20th April, 2015. He has been with the Tata Group since 1987 and has completed over 30 years of service with the Group. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and also a B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

 

Mr. Ramesh Chand Meena
Director

Mr. Ramesh Chand Meena, IAS has held critical and important positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu. He has experience of over two and a half decades in the public administration and is the Chairman and MD of Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited.

Mr. Arun Roy
Director

Mr Arun Roy is a 2003 batch IAS officer who has held many key positions in various departments in the Government of Tamil Nadu. Presently, Mr. Arun Roy is the Additional Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Industries Department. Earlier, Mr. Arun Roy served as the State Commissioner for the Differently Abled and Deputy Secretary to Government Finance Department, Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Registrar, Tamilnadu National Law School. He is also on the Board of several other investee Companies of Tamil Nadu Government.

Mr. T K Balaji
Independent Director

Mr. T K Balaji joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 1st March, 1986. Mr. Balaji is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad and is presently the Chairman of Lucas TVS Limited. Mr. Balaji is the Past President of ACMA and had served as a Member of National Council of the CII for a number of years. He was a Member of the Development Council for Automobiles & Allied Industries, Government of India. 

Mrs. Hema Ravichandar
Independent Director

Mrs. Hema Ravichandar joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 30th March, 2009. Mrs. Ravichandar is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Strategic HR Advisor with over 30 years of industry experience advising several Indian and multinational corporations and is on the Board of several companies. Mrs. Ravichandar until 2005 was the Senior Vice-President and Global Head of Human Resources for Infosys Technologies Limited. 

Prof. Das Narayandas
Independent Director

Prof. Das Narayandas joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 29th April, 2011. Prof. Das Narayandas is the James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is currently the Senior Associate Dean, HBS Executive Education and Publishing. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Technology degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management and a Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University, USA.

Mrs. Ireena Vittal
Independent Director

Mrs. Ireena Vittal joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 30th January, 2013. Mrs. Ireena Vittal is an independent strategic advisor, with significant knowledge in agriculture and urban development in India and emerging markets. Mrs. Vittal holds a B.Sc. in Electronics from Osmania University and a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta and has co-authored several studies relating to agriculture and urbanisation. Mrs. Vittal served as a Partner with McKinsey & Co. and was a founding member of their economic development practice, and the global emerging-markets practice

Mr. Ashwani Puri
Independent Director

Mr. Ashwani Puri joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 6th May, 2016. He has extensive experience in investment / acquisition advisory services, valuations and decision analysis, business and financial restructuring, dispute analysis and forensics. Mr. Puri has served on various committees of the Banking Division/Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and INSOL International and also served as a member of PWC’s Global Advisory Leadership Team. Mr. Puri is currently the Managing Partner of Veritas Advisors LLP, which provides strategy, governance and financial advisory services.

 

 

Mr. B. Santhanam
Independent Director

Mr. B Santhanam joined the Board of Directors of the Company on 10th May 2018. Mr. Santhanam is the founder Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Glass India and has handled critical functions of Information Technology, Operations, Product Development, Sales and Marketing at Grindwell Norton (Saint-Gobain Group Company).