The Tata Board took the unexpected decision to replace Cyrus Mistry who took over as tata chair in 2012

Ratan Tata takes over as Tata chairman after Cyrus Mistry is removed from post

Archana Venkatraman

In a surprise move, Irish Indian industrialist Cyrus Mistry has been removed from the post of Tata chairman. The board of Tata Sons took the unexpected decision to replace Mistry and naming Ratan Tata as the interim chief.

Cyrus Mistry no longer as Tata chairman as Ratan Tata takes charge
Cyrus Mistry no longer as Tata chairman as Ratan Tata takes charge

The reasons for suddenly replacing Cyrus Mistryas Tata chief is not known yet. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry became the sixth chairman of the Tata conglomerate in December 2012 and is the second chairman who is not from the Tata family. The first chairman outside of the Tata family was Sir Nowroji Saklatwala in 1932.

According to Tata Sons’ website, the Tata Board has constituted a Selection Committee to choose a new Chairman. The Committee comprises Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Mr. Amit Chandra, Mr. Ronen Sen and Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, as per the criteria in the Articles of Association of Tata Sons.

The committee will select and appoint a new chairman in four months.

One of the oldest Indian conglomerate, Tata Sons bought over Jaguar Land Rover, as well as Tetley Tea in the UK. Tata Sons operates more than 100 companies, including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power and popular technology services company – TCS (Tata Consultancy Services).

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