Can Naveen Tahilyani fix Tata Digital’s rot?

The flop show of the super app Tata Neu isn’t the biggest problem for Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran. The new CEO he has now picked has more fundamental issues to fix.

Naveen Tahilyani must be a marked man in the $150 billion, 156-year-old Tata group right now. He has been tasked with reconstructing a house in a shambles, one that threatens to leave a blemish in an otherwise good run for Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran. 

Tahilyani, 49, is the newly appointed chief executive officer of Tata Digital, the e-commerce and online services unit of the Tata group. He succeeds Pratik Pal, an ex-staffer of Tata Consultancy Services who was until now considered the best man for the job given his wide experience in building digital capabilities.

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