How Chandrasekaran is changing the Tata legacy

The Tata Sons chairman is planning to take the group down new paths. Will his gamble pay off?

It seems like a nudge that the Tata Sons chairman just couldn’t overlook. 

For years, the Tata group has prided itself on its engineering, technical and service skills, offered by an array of companies that includes the globally respected software giant Tata Consultancy Services. But, earlier this year, when Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries hogged the limelight, drawing marquee investors like Facebook and Google to its new and old businesses, it seems to have stolen a march. And that probably hurt.

Not to be outdone, the super-competitive N Chandrasekaran began highlighting plans that would ensure that the Tata group came across …


T Surendar

Surendar helps lead the newsroom at The Morning Context as executive editor. Over the years, Surendar has worked in industries from pharmaceuticals to diamonds, as well as a stint as an equity analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has led teams at The Times of India, India Today and Fortune India. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned at and published in The Times, London.

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