Friday, November 4th, 2016

Organisational changes in TATA Sons; shuffles many roles

Narada Desk | November 4, 2016 4:24 pm Print
The holding firm of TATA group has appointed S. Padmanabhan, known as paddy in Bombay House, as the group human resources (HR) head.

In a hoard of changes, TATA Sons has now announced organisational changes.

The holding firm of TATA group has appointed S. Padmanabhan, known as paddy in Bombay House, as the group human resources (HR) head. This adds to his existing responsibilities of leading the Tata Business Excellence Group. HR portfolio was handled by NS Rajan.

Mukund Rajan continues his responsibility for ethics and sustainability, and will take additional charges of overseeing the operations of the overseas representative offices of Tata Sons in the US, Singapore, Dubai and China.

Harish Bhat, along with his responsibilities for marketing and customer centricity, will now also be responsible for managing the Tata brand.

In the interim, he will oversee the functions of strategy and business development. However, Gopichand Katragadda continues to be the group chief technology officer.

Sanjay Singh would now oversee the public affairs function from the Delhi office.

In the statement, TATA sons added that Nirmalya Kumar, N. S. Rajan and Madhu Kannan have decided to explore options outside Tata Sons and have left the services of the company.

It is to be noted that these three were part of the six-member group executive council (GEC), appointed to the GEC by Cyrus Mistry after he took over the chairman of the holding company in 2012.

Reportedly, the organisational changes come in as a result of assigning responsibilities of the former Group Executive Council (GEC) members to some of Tata veterans

The GEC was disbanded on 24 October after the removal of Cyrus P. Mistry as the chairman of Tata Sons. Ratan Tata was replaced as the Interim Chairman, and the TATA team is looking out for suitable replacement for Mistry. Since the disbarment of Mistry, both the sides have put out different statements throwing the blame on other. One of the main blame topic has been DoCoMo issue in the company.

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