Amit Chandra joins Tata Sons as non-executive director

Tata Sons on Saturday appointed Bain Capital Managing Director Amit Chandra as a non-executive director on its board with immediate effect.

PTI| Updated: Aug 27, 2016, 20:41 PM IST

New Delhi: Tata Sons on Saturday appointed Bain Capital Managing Director Amit Chandra as a non-executive director on its board with immediate effect.

Chandra joined Bain Capital as Managing Director in early 2008 and is part of the firm's leadership team in Asia.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Chandra spent most of his professional career at DSP Merrill Lynch and retired as its board member and managing director in 2007.

Chandra serves as a trustee on several Tata Trusts and is a Member of the Board of Directors of Genpact, L&T Finance, Tata Investment Corporation, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Akanksha Foundation and GiveIndia.

He is also founder and board member of Ashoka University. Earlier this year, he was named in the Forbes "Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy" List.

With Chandra's appointment, the Tata Sons board now has nine directors, including Venu Srinivasan and Ajay Piramal who were appointed non-executive directors on August 25.

The other Tata Sons board members include Cyrus P Mistry (Chairman), Ishaat Hussain, Vijay Singh, Nitin Nohria, Ronen Sen and Farida Khambhata.