WASHINGTON—The board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today the addition of Ratan N. Tata, chairman of Tata Trusts.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Ratan to our board of trustees,” said Harvey V. Fineberg, chairman of the board. “Ratan has an unparalleled knowledge of the global economy, as well as the business sector in one of the world’s most important emerging economies. He has enormous experience managing large organizations, and I know he will be a tremendous asset for Carnegie.”
Ratan N. Tata was the chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, from 1991 until his retirement at the end of 2012. He was also chairman of the major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels, and Tata Teleservices. During his tenure, the group’s revenues grew to over $100 billion annually.
Tata is chairman of two of the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India. He is also a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry.
Tata received a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University in 1962. He worked briefly with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles before returning to India in late 1962. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1975.
“We are honored to welcome Ratan to Carnegie’s board,” said Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews. “As we continue to develop the world’s first truly global think tank, including establishing a South Asia Center in New Delhi, I can think of few better people to help us in that mission.”
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