Mr. T. V. Narendran, a PGDM alumnus of 23rd Batch of IIM Calcutta, is the Managing Director of Tata Steel, India & South-East Asia. He is a Mechanical Engineer from REC (now NIT), Trichy and a Chevening Scholar. He joined Tata Steel after completing his studies at IIM Calcutta in 1988. Mr. Narendran’s career in Tata Steel spanned over many areas in India & Overseas in multiple roles including Marketing & Sales, International Trade, Supply Chain & Planning, Operations & General Management with stints in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Dubai, and Singapore. He was actively involved in Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, NatSteel, and was seconded there as an Executive Vice President in 2005. He took over as the President & CEO of NatSteel from January 2008.
Mr. Narendran was the Vice President – Safety, Flat Products & Long Products Divisions of Tata Steel from 2010 until his new role as MD of Tata Steel effective 1st November, 2013.
Mr. Narendran is currently on the Boards of Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel Thailand & NatSteel and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI, and a member of the Board of CEDEP in France. Mr. Narendran is also the President of Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG), Chairman of Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council (IISSSC), and a member of Board of Trustee of Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST). He is a member of the Board of the World Steel Association and the Chairman of the Economics Committee of the World Steel Association. He is the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Narendran is an active member of the National Council of CII and is the Chairman, Eastern Region for the CII. He is also a member from Indian side in BRICS Business Council, Co-Chair of the India Myanmar Joint Trade & Investment Forum, and a member of the Indo-French CEO council.
T. V. Narendran receiving his award