Ratan Tata to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts

Tata Sons' Interim Chairman Ratan Tata congratulates his successor N Chandrasekaran.

Mumbai,Dec16:Ratan Tata is “most likely” to step down as chairman of the Tata Trusts, which control a 66 percent stake in the USD 100 billion Tata conglomerate’s holding company Tata Sons, said a Times of India report citing Tata’s long-time confidant R K Krishna Kumar.

The Trusts have asked an external consultant to advise them on the selection process, which could be completed by the middle of next year, said Krishna Kumar according to the report, adding that the next chairman of the Trusts will be an Indian, but not necessarily a member of the Tata family. The role of the Trusts has been at the center of the ongoing feud between Tata and Tata Sons’ ousted Chairman Cyrus Mistry.

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