Tata Sons names S. Jaishankar as president, Global Corporate Affairs

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Tata Sons today announced the appointment former Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as the Tata Group’s president, Global Corporate Affairs.
Dr. Jaishankar will report to Mr. N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons in his new role, a press release from the company.
Dr. Jaishankar, 63 served as India's Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018. He had, before that, also served as India's Ambassador to the United States, China and Singapore. He had, as Joint Secretary, played a key role in negotiating the India-US civilian nuclear agreement in July 2005.
In his new role, he will be responsible for the Tata group’s global corporate affairs and international strategy development and Tata Sons’ international offices will report to him. Dr Jaishankar will work with Tata companies to help them strengthen their business presence and positioning in their respective geographies globally, the release said.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr Jaishankar to the Tata group. His extensive experience and knowledge on international affairs will be very valuable to the group as we work to reinforce our brand and leadership globally," Mr. Chandrasekaran said.
Dr. Jaishankar said, “The Tata group is an iconic institution known for its value-based leadership as well as India’s most respected brand globally. I look forward to being part of the Tata group and working with key stakeholders to make an impact.”
An officer of the 1977 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, Dr. Jaishankar had served as Third and Second Secretary(Political) at Embassy of India, Moscow from 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1985, he was Under Secretary (Americas) and Policy Planning in the MEA. From 1985 to 1988, he served as First Secretary handling Political Affairs in the Embassy in Washington. Thereafter, from 1988 to 1990, he was First Secretary and Political Adviser to the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka.  From 1990 to 1993, he served as Counsellor (Commercial) in Budapest. He returned to headquarters and served as Director (East Europe). He was the Press Secretary of the President of India from 1994-1995. 
He served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Tokyo from 1996 to 2000. In 2000, he was appointed the Ambassador of India to Czech Republic and served in Prague till 2004. He came back to headquarters to head the Americas Division in the Ministry from 2004 to 2007, in which assignment he played a key role in the negotiations for the India-US civil nuclear cooperation agreement of July 2005.
Dr. Jaishankar holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science.  He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.
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