Tata Group led Tata Sons today announced the appointment of its new president at Tata Son’s Global for global corporate affairs, Mr. S. Jaishankar who happens to be the former Foreign Secretary of India.
Presiding over the new role, Jaishankar would be taking responsibility for the groups’ global corporate affairs, functioning of the company’s international offices and strategy development.
N. Chandrasekaran, Tata Sons Chairman, said
I am elated to welcome Dr. Jaishankar to Tata Group. His extensive knowledge and experience on international affairs will prove very valuable to the group as we work to reinforce our brand and leadership globally.
Jaishankar joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1977 holding key roles during his careers such as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to China and the United States. He also played a crucial role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement & Doklam issue.
A graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Jaishankar did his MA in Political Science and an M.Phil and Ph.D. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
He served as Indian foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018 after which he was succeeded by senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale.