Know our Board of Directors

Mr Mistry with the Safari Storme


Non Executive Director and Chairman

Mr Mistry was appointed as a Director of Tata Motors with effect from May 29, 2012, and as Deputy Chairman of the Company with effect from November 7, 2012. Mr Mistry took over as Chairman from Mr Ratan N Tata on his retirement with effect from December 28, 2012. Mr Mistry was earlier Managing Director of the Shapoorji Pallonji group and was also responsible for building the infrastructure development vertical in the Shapoorji Pallonji group.

Mr Mistry is a Graduate of Civil Engineering from the Imperial College London (1990) and has an MSc in Management from the London Business School (1997). He was recently bestowed with the Alumni Achievement Award by the London Business School.

Mr Kant with the Ultra


Non Executive Director and Vice Chairman

Mr Kant has been with the Company since February 1999, joining as Senior Vice President (Commercial Vehicles), and was inducted on the Board as an Executive Director in July 2000 and became the Managing Director in July 2005. Upon retiring from his Executive position on June 1, 2009, Mr Ravi Kant continues to be on the Company's Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman.

Prior to joining the Company, he was with Philips India Limited as Director of Consumers Electronics business and prior to which with LML Ltd. as Senior Executive Director (Marketing) and Titan Watches Limited as Vice President (Sales & Marketing).

Mr Ravi Kant holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a Masters degree in Science from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK.

Mr Wadia with the Range Rover Evoque


Non Executive, Independent Director

Educated in the UK, Mr Wadia is the Chairman of The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited and heads the Wadia Group.

He is also the Chairman/Trustee of various charitable institutions and non-profit organisations.

Mr Wadia has been on the Company's Board since December 1998 as an Independent Director.

Dr Mashelkar with the Super Ace


Non Executive, Independent Director

Dr Mashelkar is an eminent chemical engineering scientist retired from the post of Director General from the CSIR and is the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Innovation Foundation, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK and Global Research Alliance. The President of India honoured Dr Mashelkar with the Padmashri (1991) and the Padmabhushan (2000).

Dr Mashelkar holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the Bombay University. He was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. August 28, 2007.

Mr Munjee with the Xenon


Non Executive, Independent Director

Mr Nasser Munjee served with HDFC for over 20 years at various positions including as its Executive Director. He was the Managing Director of Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd. (IDFC) up to March 2004. Presently he is the Chairman of Development Credit Bank (DCB) since June 2005 and is also on the Board of various Multinational Companies and Trusts. Mr Munjee is a Technical Advisor on the World Bank-Public Private Partnership Infrastructure and Advisory Fund.

Mr Munjee holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics, UK.

He was appointed as an Independent Director w.e.f. June 27, 2008.

Mr Bhargava with the Prima


Non Executive, Independent Director

Mr Bhargava retired from Eicher Group of Companies as Group Chairman and Chief Executive in March 2000. He was the past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; and the Vice President of the Tractor Manufacturers Association. He is currently associated as a Director of several Indian corporates, including Tata Communications Limited and Tata Steel Limited.

Mr Bhargava holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Roorkee.

He was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. June 27, 2008.

Mr Jairath with the Marcopolo


Non Executive, Independent Director

Mr Jairath served as the Principal Secretary (Industries), Government of Maharashtra and has over 25 years of experience in public administration, rural development, poverty alleviation, infrastructure, finance, industry, urban development, environmental management and a touch of the private sector occupying various important positions in the Government of India and the State Government of Maharashtra.

Mr Jairath holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor of Laws Degree, both, from the Punjab University, Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK and joined Indian Administrative Service in 1982.

He was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. March 31, 2009.

Dr Speth with the Jaguar F-type


Non Executive Director

Dr Ralf Speth was appointed to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Jaguar Land Rover on February 18, 2010. He is on the Board of Jaguar Land Rover Automobile PLC, UK.

Dr Speth earned a degree in Engineering from Rosenheim University, Germany and is a Doctorate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Warwick University. Having served BMW for 20 years, Dr Speth joined Ford Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group as Director of Production, Quality and Product Planning.

He was appointed as a Director of the Company w.e.f. November 9, 2010.

Ms Nayar with the Aria


Non Executive, Independent Director

Ms Falguni Nayar has spent over 19 years with Kotak Mahindra Bank with the last 6 years as Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Investment Bank. She is currently the founder and CEO of, an online shopping website for beauty and wellness products and also offers an online magazine, expert advice and virtual makeover tools. She was recognised as the 'Top Business Woman' by Business Today in 2009 and 2011 and has received the FICCI Ladies Organisation award for 'Top Woman Achiever' in the field of banking in 2008.

She holds a B.Com degree from the Mumbai University and a PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad.

She was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. May 29, 2013.

Mr Slym with the Nano


Managing Director

Mr Karl Slym joined Tata Motors as the Managing Director in 2012. He leads operations of Tata Motors in India and international markets, excluding Jaguar and Land Rover business.

Before joining Tata Motors, Mr Slym was the Executive Vice President & Board Member, SGMW Motors, China (a General Motors Joint Venture), prior to which he was President, Managing Director and Board Member of General Motors in India. For over two decades, Mr Slym has been with Toyota and General Motors in various positions across geographies.

Mr Slym is an alumnus of Stanford University and a Sloan Fellow.

Mr Pisharody with the Ultra


Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles)

Mr Ravindra Pisharody is the Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles) since June 21, 2012 having joined Tata Motors as Vice President Commercial Vehicles (Sales & Marketing), in 2007.

He is also on the board of various Tata Motors Group Companies.

Before joining Tata Motors, he worked with Castrol Ltd., a subsidiary of BP, and with Philips India, a subsidiary of the Dutch company in various roles.

Mr Pisharody is an alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur and IIM, Kolkata.

Mr Borwankar with the Sumo Gold


Executive Director (Quality)

Mr Satish Borwankar started his career with Tata Motors in 1974, as a Graduate Engineer Trainee and is currently the Executive Director (Quality) w.e.f. June 21, 2012.

He has worked in various executive positions, for overseeing and implementing product development, manufacturing operations and quality control initiatives of the Commercial Vehicles Business Unit. He has played a significant role in setting up greenfield projects of the Company.

Mr Borwankar is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Kanpur.