Board of directors

Leading us with foresight and oversight, our Board of Directors guide and support us, helping us achieve our value creation goals.



Mr. Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of the Board at Tata Sons which he joined as a Director in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017. He also chairs the Boards of several group operating companies, including Tata Consumer Products, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – of which he was Chief Executive from 2009-17.

In addition to his professional career at Tata, Mr. Chandrasekaran is a Director on the Board of India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India, since 2016. He is also on the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, the Chairman of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, the President of the Court at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, the Co‑Chair of the India US CEO Forum and on the Board of Governors of New York Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Chandrasekaran has been awarded several honorary doctorates by leading Universities in India and internationally.


Non-executive, Non-independent Director

Mr. Balaji is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Tata Motors Limited since November 2017 and serves on the Board of several group Companies of Tata Motors Limited. He is a global finance professional with over two decades of experience in the corporate sector.

Prior to joining Tata Motors, Mr. Balaji was the Executive Director, Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He was the Vice President, Finance, for Unilever America’s Supply Chain, based out of Switzerland and the Group Chief Accountant of Unilever worldwide, London. Mr. Balaji was the Vice President, Finance, for the Home and Personal Care business in India and earlier Vice President, Treasury for the AAR (APAC, Africa, Middle East, Turkey, and Russia) region based out of Singapore.

Mr. Balaji is a graduate from, IIT Chennai and has a post-graduate management degree from IIM Kolkata.


Independent Director

Mr. Santhanakrishnan comes with four decades of specialised experience in Accounting and Finance, Strategy and Planning and acquisitions with International exposure. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Managing Partner of PKF Sridhar and Santhanam LLP, Chartered Accountants. He was involved with the Central Council of ICAI for 15 years till 2015 and has served in various committees of the Institute. Including Accounting standards board Mr. Santhanakrishnan is also on the Boards of various companies. He is actively involved with multiple government and industry bodies and has been a member of High-level Committee on CSR formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. In addition, he is a Government Nominee in the Central Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).


Independent Director

Mr. Chaudhry is an industry expert, thought leader, innovator and a leading voice in the agriculture and food industry. He is an Independent Director on the Boards of Tata Consumers Products, Tata Coffee, Dhanuka Agritech, and Jubilant Ingrevia. He collaborated with the social sector and the government on numerous nation-building projects.

Mr. Chaudhry has 30+ years of experience in building, turning around, acquiring and divesting businesses. He is currently the Managing Director & CEO of NCML. He was the Chairman of Cargill India and is credited with pioneering edible oil fortification as a practice (a Fortune Magazine Change the World activity). He co-chaired the National Committee for Agriculture and chaired the Food Processing Committee at FICCI.

He is a member of CDC Group’s Food & Agriculture Advisory Council. He was the President of the Food Industry Skill Council under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). He was on the Agriculture and Food Committee of USAIndia Business Council (USIBC) in India and the Agriculture and Food Committee at American Chambers of Commerce. He was accorded the Pride of Uttar Pradesh honour from the Lucknow Management Association and Pioneer for Edible Oil Fortification by FSSAI.


Independent Director

Mr. Puri is the Managing Director of Pidilite Industries Limited since April 2015, having joined the Board of Pidilite Industries Ltd as an Independent Director in 2008. Mr. Puri has been a successful global business leader who has built, energised and led diverse teams across numerous geographies in both developed and developing markets.

Mr. Puri studied at school at the Lawrence School Sanawar, graduated in Commerce from Punjab University and completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He started his career with Asian Paints in 1982 and rose to head Sales & Marketing. He moved to Cadbury India as Director of Sales & Marketing in 1998 and was appointed its Managing Director in 2002. He has held senior leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management at the regional and global level, culminating in his becoming Global President - Chocolates, Gum and Candy for Mondelez International.


Independent Director

Ms. Sharma was the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank from 2009 -2018. Currently, she serves as an independent director on various Boards. As a leader adept at managing change, she led Axis Bank on a transformation journey from being primarily a corporate lender to a bank with a strong retail deposit franchise and a balanced lending book. She has over three decades of experience in the financial sector, with her first stint in ICICI Bank Ltd. in 1980. She was instrumental in establishing ICICI Securities and served as the MD & CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Ms. Sharma was a member of RBI’s Technical Advisory Committee, RBI’s Panel on Financial Inclusion and the Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households. She has also chaired Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Banking between 2015 and 2017. She has a demonstrated track record of building successful and enduring businesses, deep understanding of data and analytics and has built businesses based on consumer insight and technology execution.

She is a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Lucknow, a member of the Advisory Board of Bridgespan and an advisor to several companies.


Managing Director & CEO

Mr. D'Souza is the MD & CEO of Tata Consumer Products since April 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director of Whirlpool India Ltd. for four years is credited with having turned Whirlpool into a remarkable growth story in India. He began his career at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. in 1993 and then spent around 15 years at PepsiCo, where he held several leadership roles, handling commercial aspects of the company’s foods and beverages portfolio and successfully leading the business in a large cluster of Asian countries. With 27 years of rich experience, he has strong domain knowledge of the consumer products business with distinct focus on strategy, growth and execution

Mr. D'Souza is an engineering graduate and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C).


Executive Director & Group CFO

Mr. Krishnakumar is the Executive Director and Group CFO of Tata Consumer Products. He started his career as a management consultant with A. F. Ferguson and Co. in India and the Middle East. He subsequently worked with Larsen and Toubro Ltd. across multiple functions as General Manager, Finance where he gained exposure to the fields of engineering, information technology, shipping and more.

In 2000, he joined Tata Group in the hotels business as Vice President – Finance and was appointed Senior Vice President - Finance of the erstwhile Tata Tea in India in 2004. During his tenure he has handled different roles for the Company in India and the UK. Mr. Krishnakumar is a Director on the Board of NourishCo Beverages, Tata Starbucks and several of the Company’s overseas subsidiaries in addition to Infiniti Retail. He has also been a member of finance forums of CII and Bombay Chamber. Mr. Krishnakumar is qualified in Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy and Company Secretarial.

A Audit Committee | N Nomination and Remuneration Committee | S Stakeholders Relationship Committee | C Corporate Social Responsibility Committee | R Risk Management Committee | E Executive Committees |
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