Tata Sons, the holding company of industrial conglomerate Tata Group, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Banmali Agrawala as President of its infrastructure, defence and aerospace businesses. According to Tata Sons, Agrawala will take up his new role effective October 1, 2017 and report to Executive Chairman N. Chandrasekaran. “The Tata group has a significant footprint in the infrastructure, defence and aerospace sectors. Banmali’s global experience in these industries will be very beneficial as we build scale and aspire for the next phase of growth,” Chandrasekaran said. “As part of the Tata Sons leadership team, his knowledge in several areas, including leadership development, digital infrastructure, innovation and technology, will be very beneficial to the Tata group.”
Agrawala’s last assignment was with GE South Asia of which he was the President and CEO, a position he held from February 2013. Prior to GE, Agrawala was the Executive Director on the Board of Tata Power.