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Mr S Padmanabhan

Mr Padmanabhan is currently the Executive Chairman, Tata Business Excellence Group (TBExG) and has recently been given additional responsibility as Head of Group HR for Tata Sons Limited.

Mr S Padmanabhan

His career with Tata group companies began with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) in 1982 and spans over 34 years. During his 26-year stint in TCS, he held roles such as Executive Director of Human Resources, Head of Application Development and Maintenance, Head of Airlines Practice and Country Manager, TCS Switzerland.

Mr Padmanabhan was also the Executive Director-Operations of Tata Power from 6th February 2008 to 30th June 2014, and was responsible for the profitable and sustainable operations of all thermal and hydro generation plants across India and transmission and distribution systems in Mumbai. He was also on the boards of the operating subsidiaries of the company.

Mr Padmanabhan has a distinguished academic record in the technical and management domain from reputable institutions. He is a Glaxo Marketing Scholar Medallist, a Distinguished Alumnus from IIM Bangalore, and a Gold Medallist and a Distinguished Alumnus from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is also a life member of CSI, Senior Member of IEEE.

Mr Padmanabhan is also on the board of Tata Power, Infiniti Retail Limited and The Associated Building Company Limited and is Non-Executive Chairman of Tata Consulting Engineers Limited.