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The Convocation for the class of 2021 will be held through blended mode with limited number of dignitaries and invitees on the dais and in the convocation hall complying to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) due to the prevailing pandemic situation.
Shri. T. V. Narendran, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Steel, and the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and deliver the Convocation Address.
Shri. T.V. Narendran joined Tata Steel in 1988 and initially worked in the International Trading Division where he looked after the exports to the Middle East. Then, he moved on to the marketing and sales division in 1997. Between 2001 and 2003 he held the position of Chief of Marketing & Sales (Long Products) and played a key role in building the “Tata Tiscon” brand. Thereafter he continued to hold various key positions in Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, NatSteel as Executive Vice President, Deputy President (Operations) and President & CEO and played a key role in the integration of NatSteel and Tata Steel.
As the CEO & MD, he has overseen the organic and inorganic growth of Tata Steel over the last few years. This includes the Kalinganagar greenfield expansion and the acquisition of Bhushan steel and the steel business of Usha Martin. He has over 32 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry. Shri. Narendran is currently on the Board of Tata Steel Limited. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel Europe, Tata Steel BSL Limited and Tata Steel Long Products Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of the World Steel Association. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018. He is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the President of the Indian Institute of Metals.
Shri. T.V. Narendran is a proud alumnus of the 1986 batch of NIT Tiruchirappalli, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He did his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in CEDEP-INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
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