Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Sons, will accept the prestigious “Legend in Leadership Award” of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute from Yale University President Richard C. Levin at the 64th Yale CEO Leadership Summit to be held in Mumbai at the Taj Mahal Palace on October 25.
The summit will convene one hundred world-renowned business leaders from the U.S., Europe, and India to discuss the theme “Leading Global Enterprises Across Global Cities: Aspirations, Realities, and Alternatives.” The conference co-sponsors include: Deloitte, IBM, PepsiCo, UPS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volt, Modi Enterprises, Russell Reynolds Associates, the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), Religare, Mascon Global and FICCI.
Among those who are expected at this 24-hour summit are a wide range of leaders including Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Sons; Udayan Sen, CEO, Deloitte India; Shachindra Nath, CEO, Religare Enterprises; Amit Mitra, Secretary General, FICCI; K.K. Modi, CEO, Modi Enterprises; John Flannery, CEO, General Electric India; Rajeev Dubey, President of Human Resources, Mahindra & Mahindra; Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Partner, Global Business Services, IBM India/South Asia; Manoj Singh, Global Managing Partner, Deloitte; Umang Bedi, Managing Director, Intuit India; Charles Brown, President, International, Office Depot; Sandy Chandra, CEO, Mascon Global; Craig Foster, Senior Vice President, UPS Asia Pacific; Amit Kapoor, COO, IBM India/South Asia; Sanjay Kapoor, Country Manager for India, Russell Reynolds Associates; Anil Menon, President, Globalization, Cisco Systems; Ajay Nanavati, Managing Director, 3M India; Mahesh Samat, CEO, The Walt Disney Company India; Vipul Shah,CEO, Dow SE Asia and India; Steve Shaw, CEO, Volt Information Sciences; Praveen Someshwar, President, PepsiCo India; Tarun Kataria, CEO, Religare Capital Markets India; Rajan Mittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel; Richard Levin, President, Yale University; Shyam Sunder, Professor, Yale School of Management; and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean, Yale School of Management, President of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, and conference organizer.
The Tata Group was founded by Jamsedji Tata and expanded by later generations of his family. Ratan Tata became chairman of Tata Sons in 1991. He is also the chairman of major Tata companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Tea, Tata Chemicals, The Indian Hotels Company, and Tata Teleservices. Ratan Tata reshaped this great enterprise, which now has the largest market capitalization on the Indian Stock Exchange. He brought Tata Consultancy Services public, as well as leading Tata Motors to public listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Three years ago, under Ratan Tata’s leadership, Tata Sons successfully acquired Corus, an Anglo-Dutch steel and aluminum producer, creating the world’s fifth-largest steel producer. In 2008, with Tata Motors, the company bought the iconic British auto brands of Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford Motor Company. That same year, Mr. Tata unveiled the Tata Nano — his promised 1 lakh rupees ($2,500) car.
Renowned for his erudition, Ratan Tata has supported the advances of many universities around the world. He has served on many Indian and global commissions including the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. He is regularly listed in Fortune magazine and Time magazine’s lists of most influential leaders. The Government of India honored Mr. Tata with its second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008.
Past winners of the “Legend in Leadership Award” include: Alan Mulally of the Ford Motor Company; Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani; Yin Mingshan, founder of the Lifan Group; Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase; Robert Iger of The Walt Disney Corporation; Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone Group; Roger Enrico of PepsiCo; John Pepper of Proctor & Gamble; Don Keough of The Coca-Cola Co.; McKinsey founder Marvin Bower; Jim Kelly of UPS; Richard Teerlink of Harley-Davidson; Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson; Lou Gerstner of IBM; and Anne Mulcahy of Xerox.
This event is the 64th CEO Leadership Summit of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute. This part of the Yale School of Management is the world’s first school for incumbent CEOs. It was founded in 1989 to provide original research on leadership and lively, current educational forums through peer-driven learning for accomplished leaders across sectors.
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