Board of directors


N Chandrasekaran

Chairman (Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director)

N Chandrasekaran was appointed as a Director and Chairman on the Board of Tata Chemicals with effect from November 24, 2020.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Mr Chandrasekaran, 57 years, is the Chairman of the Board at Tata Sons Private Limited, promoter of the Company. Mr Chandrasekaran joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017. He also chairs the Boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – of which he was Chief Executive from 2009-17.

His appointment as Chairman of Tata Sons followed a 30-year business career at TCS, which he joined from university. Mr Chandrasekaran rose through the ranks at TCS to become the CEO and Managing Director of the leading global IT solution and consulting firm. Under his leadership, TCS generated total revenues of US $16.5 billion in 2015-16 and consolidated its position as the largest private sector employer in India and the country’s most valuable company.

In addition to his professional career at Tata, Mr Chandrasekaran is a Director on the Board of India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, since 2016. Mr 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.

Mr Chandrasekaran 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.

Mr Chandrasekaran is also the author of Bridgital Nation, a ground-breaking book on harnessing technological disruptions to bring Indians closer to their dreams.