Leadership team


Key management

R Mukundan

R Mukundan

Managing Director and CEO

R Mukundan is the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Chemicals.

An engineer from IIT Roorkee, Mr Mukundan joined the Tata Administrative Service in 1990, after completion of MBA from FMS, Delhi University. He is also an alumnus of the Havard Business School.

During his 26-year career with the Tata group, he has held various responsibilities across the chemical, automotive and hospitality sectors of the group. He serves on executive committees of various industry forums viz the Confederation of Indian Industry, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Employers' Federation of India, All India Management Association, etc.

Zarir Langrana

Zarir Langrana

Executive Director

Zarir Langrana currently heads the Global Chemicals Business of Tata Chemicals and is responsible for operations and growth of the inorganic chemicals business and the new ventures in Nutraceuticals and Silica.

In the past, Mr Langrana has headed the global marketing and strategy function overseeing and directing all sales and marketing plans, developments, growth and new product activities and processes in these two areas for its global chemicals business across the four continents where it operates. In addition, Mr Langrana has led the post-merger integration programmes within the chemical SBU. In the past, he headed the corporate strategy and business development function and has been a key player in the global inorganic growth of the SBU and in the M&A process. He has been with Tata Chemicals for over thirty years, having been inducted through the Tata Administrative Services.

Mr. Langrana is an economics graduate from the University of Madras and holds a post graduate qualification in business management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Mr Langrana has attended advanced executive development programmes at Harvard Business School and other institutions.

Mr. Langrana is an active participant in various industry bodies and trade associations in the country and abroad. He also serves on the board of the international subsidiaries of the Company.

Nandakumar S. Tirumalai

Nandakumar S Tirumalai

Chief Financial Officer

Nandakumar S Tirumalai is Chief Financial Officer of Tata Chemicals Limited.

Mr Nandakumar joined the Tata Group in 2012 as Head – Treasury and Investor relations in Tata Power after which he assumed the role of Financial Controller and Chief – Subsidiaries Finance. In 2018, he moved to Titan Company Limited as Vice President – Corporate Finance and subsequently, in 2019, began overseeing the entire finance function including Corporate Finance, business finance and subsidiaries.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Bangalore University in 1991 and became a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India & Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India in 1994.

He has around 28 years post qualification experience in areas of Treasury & Investors relations, financial controllership, financial planning and analysis, business finance, Subsidiaries Management and M&A in diverse industry verticals (FMCG, Agri commodities, financial services, Textiles, Apparel, Infrastructure and Retail) in multi-cultural environments.

Before joining the Tata Group in 2012, Mr Nandakumar started his career as a Management Trainee in 1994 with Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Limited, after which he spent 12 years in ITC Limited in various roles, Reliance Securities as CFO (2007-2009) and thereafter in Raymond Limited as Director – Treasury, Retail and FMCG.

Rajiv Chandan

Rajiv Chandan

Chief General Counsel & Company Secretary

Rajiv Chandan is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and has a masters' degree in commerce and a law degree from the University of Mumbai.

Mr Chandan heads the legal, company secretarial and corporate governance functions at Tata Chemicals. He has 25 plus years of experience in the areas of legal, company secretarial, corporate laws, litigations, corporate governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions and divestments, including cross-border M&A transactions. His experience is spread across diverse industries, including the paper, automobiles, logistics, cement, chemicals, FMCG and fertiliser sectors.

Before joining Tata Chemicals, he was vice president – legal and company secretary, Lafarge Cement, India.

Rahul Pinjarkar

Rahul Pinjarkar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rahul Pinjarkar is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Tata Chemicals Ltd.

He has over 23 years of experience handling various aspects of the HR functions. His responsibilities encompass driving a culture of meritocracy, enhancing HR functional delivery, fostering positive industrial and employee relations, and effectively managing the change process.

Mr Pinjarkar joined the Tata Group in June 2018 heading the HR function for Trent Hypermarkets and moved to Tata Chemicals in June 2023. Prior to joining Tata Group, he held HR leadership roles at Philips, Novartis and the Saint-Gobain Group. He brings extensive expertise in creating competitive advantage through human capital and transforming companies into employees’ choices.

Mr Pinjarkar is recognised as an HR and Organisational Development thought leader and is an active member of external forums such as NHRDN, NASSCOM, CII, ICT Academy, World HRD Congress, CLO Summit, Retail Association of India and TRRAIN.

He holds a Masters in Labour Studies from Mumbai University and is also a certified HRD Auditor and MBTI Accreditor.


Subodh Srivastav

Subodh Srivastav

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Tata Chemicals Magadi

Subodh Srivastav is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Chemicals Magadi.

Mr Srivastav is an engineer from IIT BHU with business management qualification from FMS Delhi. He has over 29 years of experience in sales, marketing and general management.

Mr Srivastav’s experience spans multinational and Indian companies having joined Tata Chemicals Limited in 2013 in the specialty chemicals business. He was assigned to the Consumer Products Business (CPB) in February 2014 where he handled salt as a category head and had the responsibility for the CPB sales function at the national level. Prior to Tata Chemicals he has worked in organisations such as ICI, Dupont, Pepsi and Idea Cellular Limited.

Dr Martin Ashcroft

Dr Martin Ashcroft

Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Europe

Dr Martin Ashcroft is Managing Director of Tata Chemicals Europe. He was appointed on April 1, 2010, having been the operations director since January 1, 2007.

Holding a chemistry degree from Oxford University and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Manchester University, he held several technical and operating roles in Brunner Mond between 1994 and 2007 including site director of the company's Netherlands site for two years.

During this time he led two business re-engineering programmes for Brunner Mond.

In January 2011, Martin led the company in completing the successful £93 million acquisition of British Salt and then followed up in April 2011 by heading the re-branding of the enlarged company as Tata Chemicals Europe at the same time as each of the Tata Chemicals overseas entities.

Between 2013 and 2015, he designed and led the fundamental restructuring of the management team and Northwich-based operations which included the acquisition and investment in the 400MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant, previously owned by EON.

He is an executive board member of Tata Chemicals Europe Holdings and several subsidiary companies. He is a member of the Tata Global Chemicals Board (GCB) where he leads on Tata Chemicals' interests in Europe.

He is a member of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board and board member of the Chemical Industries Association.

In 2016, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

He is qualified to Grade 8 standard on violin, piano and organ, and plays regularly at choral services and occasional recitals.

John Mulhall

John Mulhall

Managing Director, Tata Chemicals North America

John Mulhall was appointed as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Tata Chemicals North America Inc. on May 1, 2021.

Prior to this appointment he was Chief Financial Officer of Tata Chemicals Limited from October 2015.

Mr. Mulhall joined Tata Chemicals in 2007 as the European Finance Director of their recently acquired subsidiary, Brunner Mond (UK), followed by positions in Tata Chemicals North America Inc., (VP and CFO) and Tata Chemicals International Pte in Singapore (CFO) before relocating to Mumbai in 2015.

He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland

Sanjiv Lal

Sanjiv Lal

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Rallis

Sanjiv Lal was appointed on the board of Rallis as Managing Director & CEO on 1st April, 2019.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Lal was the COO of the India Chemicals Business of Tata Chemicals. Since he joined Tata Chemicals in 2004, he has held manufacturing responsibilities at two of its units, handled its Agri Retail Business, headed the organisational transformation and business excellence function, headed the IT function and was also nominated as Joint Managing Director to its JV in Morocco. Before joining Tata Chemicals, Mr Lal worked with Hindustan Unilever for 21 years in various functions in manufacturing and the specialty chemicals business.

Mr Lal is a B Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1983. He has attended various executive development programs within Unilever and Tata Group including Management Development program at IMD Switzerland in year 2000 and the Tata Strategic Leadership Program in 2007.