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RATAN TATA the soft-spoken man of steel

Family Background

Ratan was born into a family of industrialists in Bombay on 28 December 1937. His forebears were Parsi priests. His great grandfather was Jamsedji Tata who founded the business. His parents were Soonoo and Naval Hormusji Tata,which separated when he was aged seven


Born on December 28, 1937 Graduated with a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering from Cornell University. Also completed advanced management programme at Harvard Business School.

Factors motivated him to become Entrepreneur

He graduated in 1962. He thought seriously of joining IBM in America but was persuaded to join the family firm on the advice of his uncle J.R.D. Tata who was also the chief executive.

Success Story

1962: Graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering. Worked with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles Joined Tata Steel at Jamshedpur in late 1962

Success Story (cntd)

1971: Appointed the Director-in-Charge of The National Radio & Electronics Company Limited (Nelco) 1977: Was entrusted with Empress Mills, textile mill controlled by the Tatas 1981: Appointed as The Chairman of Tata Industries

1991: Took over as group chairman from J.R.D. Tata.

Success Story (cntd)

1998: Tata Motors came up with Tata Indica, the first truly Indian car. 2000: Tata Tea acquired the Tetley group of the UK for pounds 271 million ($435 million) - the biggest acquisition in the history of Indian Companies. 2003: Stepped down from executive position.

Bought the truck unit of South Korea's Daewoo Motors

A stake in one of Indonesia's biggest coal mines, and steel mills in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Success Story (cntd)

2004: Takeover of Tony hotels including New York's Pierre, the Ritz-Carlton in Boston, and San Francisco's Camden Place. Purchase of Tyco International's undersea

telecom cables.

2007: Tata Sons successfully acquired Corus Group for an estimated 6.7 billion. A defining moment for Tata Steel Tata said

The man and his dream machine

Year 2008:
A promise is a promise, said Ratan Tata unveiling the 'People's Car' a mini 4-seater priced, as promised five years ago, at Rs 1,00,000 (dealer price)

The man and his dream machine (cntd)

Nanowhich means small in Parsi-

Gujaratiturns out to be a font of innovation, generating as many as 40 new patents for Tata Motors

So what if the Kohinoor diamond - once the ultimate symbol of Indian wealth and power now resides with the Queen of England? March 2008:
Tata Motors under Ratan Tata bought over Jaguar & Land Rover from Ford Motor Company. The icons of British Luxury, Jaguar and Land Rover were acquired for 1.15 billion ($2.3 billion).

The transformation agenda...

Returns must be greater than cost of capital. Economies of scale should be derived. Each company must be the industry leader occupying one of the top three positions. The business identified must have potential for high growth and should be globally competitive.

About Company

Contd Total Employees:- 243,545 (2012 )

Current CEO :- Cyrus Pallonji Mistry (sixth chairman of the group and the second not named Tata after Sir Nowroji Saklatyala)

Awards and Recognition

He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan 26 January 2000 He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan - 26 January 2008 Recipients of the NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards-2008 Accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2007 on behalf of the Tata family Honoured by Cornell University as the 26th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education March 2006 Serves on the programme board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's India AIDS initiative

Awards and Recognition (cntd)

May 2008, he made it to the Time magazine's 2008 list of the World's 100 most Influential people.

The Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology (Honoris Causa) in 2004
His foreign affiliations include membership of the international advisory boards of * The Mitsubishi Corporation * The American International Group * JP Morgan Chase * Booz Allen Hamilton

Life time Achievement Award- 2012

Current highlights of Tata Group

Tata Motors on 14/08/2012 appointed Karl Slym as its managing director. He was with General Motors earlier This year, Wipro came second best in India among the two indices of CDP, after TCS. Among the top ten were five Tata Group companies. Tata Motors aim to selll 2 lakhs Nanos in 2012. Ratan Tata Chairs his last AGM 0n 10/08/2012 as CEO

Annual profits

Tata Motors consolidated net revenue grows by 36 percent to Rs165,655 crore in FY2011-12 Tata Steel Q1 Net plunges 89% to Rs 598 crore Tata Motors Q1 net up 12% at Rs 2,244.91 crore . Tata Power net profit of 1.46 billion rupees ($26.47 million), compared with 4.3 billion rupees a year ago while revenue rose 25 percent to 72.54 billion rupees.

Thank You

By.. Jaywanti Takhtani PGDM III sem