R Gopalakrishnan (Gopal)

Director & Chairman - TATA

Gopal is currently Director of TATA Sons Ltd, Chairman of TATA Autocomp system, Honeywell and Rallis India, and Vice Chairman of TATA Chemicals. He also serves as a Director on the Board of Tata Power, Tata Technologies, AkzoNobel India, Castrol India and ABP Pvt. Ltd. He began his career in 1967 as a computer analyst with Hindustan Lever, progressing to serve as CEO of the Arabia unit, Managing Director of Brooke Bond Lipton India and then Vice-Chairman with Hindustan Lever. He has also been president of the All India Management Association.

Gopal has a BSC degree in Physics from St Xavier’s College Calcutta University, a BTech in Electronics from IIT Kharagpur and has attended the Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School.

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