Natrajan Chandrasekaran was appointed the chairman of Air India by Tata Group which was confirmed by the board on Monday.
Earlier, Tata Group had announced that Turkey’s Ilker Ayci will take over as chief executive of Air India which was met with a lot of opposition in India.
Ayci later declined the position as a result.
Notably, Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of Tata Sons which is the holding company and promoter of more than 100 Tata operating companies. He had joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed Chairman in January 2017.
He also chairs the Boards of other companies under the group including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He was the Chief Executive Officer of TCS from 2009 to 2017.
His appointment as the Chairman has followed a 30 year business career at TCS. He had joined TCS from university where he grew through the ranks becoming CEO and Managing Director of the global IT solution and consulting firm.
He also became the first non-Parsi and professional executive to head the Tata Group.