Mr Ratan Tata is Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons. He has a degree in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University, and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Under his stewardship, the Tata Group acquired many companies which turned Tata from a largely India-centric company into a global business. Mr Tata is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry and is on the board of governors of the East-West Center, the advisory board of R&D’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy and serves on the program board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s India AIDS initiative.
He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s highest honours. Rockefeller Foundation conferred him with the Lifetime Achievement Award and he has been also appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.