Even as Tata Steel sheds off its European baggage, it is bidding aggressively for assets in India
Chandrasekaran said that apart from the three big companies — Tata Steel, Tata Motors and Tata Consultancy Services — the Group wants to push greater focus on financial services, infrastructure, consumer businesses and travel and hospitality.
CNBC-TV18’s Anshu Sharma caught up with Mahindra and Mahindra’s (M&M) Pawan Goenka and asked him about what he makes of Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran's comments in an exclusive chat with CNBC-TV18 that Tata Motors will make profit of 10 lakhs per unit for the e-vehicle tender that they recently won from ESSL and if the company was looking to reduce cost.
Chandrasekaran, the former CEO of key Tata Group company TCS, took charge as chairman of the group’s parent firm, Tata Sons, after the bitter ouster of Cyrus Mistry earlier this year.
Each of Tata's passenger cars in India barring Indica loses money, the Tata Sons chief said, but is confident of a turnaround.
Tata Motors will focus on turning around the domestic business, which has suffered due to a challenging environment as also the company's sub-optimal execution and market misses.
According to a report, Tata Sons’ Chairman N Chandrasekaran has ordered group companies to cancel all business dealings with the SP Group.
N Chandrasekaran said that all communications with Tata Sons were in line with corporate governance processes.
Nexon will be the last vehicle on the platform on which the company has developed earlier models such as hatchback Bolt and compact sedan Zest.
Last year, Tata Motors recorded its second worst-ever loss in its 72 year history at Rs 2,480 crore at the stand-alone level.
Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran has argued that the rapid pace of digitisation across industries will only increase overall job-creation.
However, it will be a long-drawn battle as global players like IBM and Accenture, which had invested very early in digital capabilities, command a lion's share of the market, according to Head Hunters India Founder and MD Kris Lakshmikanth.
The resolution letter says that the group chairman will be taking basic salary of Rs 20 lakhs a month and maximum of Rs 40 lakhs per month.
The board also decided to raise Rs 7,000 crore by selling bonds. This amount will be used to refinance the company's debt, invest in securities and provide loans to companies.
Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Friday said the Tata Group is in the safe hands of N Chandrasekaran, who would take it to a new level of progress and growth.
The conglomerate wants to simplify the holding structure by reducing cross holding in its various companies and will invest Rs 6,000 crore for the same, sources have told CNBC-TV18.
In 2009, the Japanese telecom giant invested around USD 2.6 billion in order to buy a 26.5 percent stake in Tata Teleservices (TTSL). It later deemed the venture as its â€œworstâ€ overseas investment, and sought USD 1.17 billion in compensation for its 2014 exit from India.
The Airtel-Telenor buyout coupled with talks of potential Vodafone-Idea merger and Tata Teleservices with RCom-Airtel-MTS combine raise questions whether a consolidation is the best way for telecom companies in view of Reliance Jio's entry.
N Chandrasekaran's strength to lead from the front makes him the right person to lead the USD 103-billion Tata Group, former TCS head S Ramadorai has said.
"N Chandrasekaran has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from February 22, 2017 vide a written resolution of the Board," IHCL said in a BSE filing.
In yet another consolidation in telecom industry, India‘s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel informed the bourses on Thursday that it will acquire Telenor India assets. The move comes at a time when new entrant Reliance Jio has acquired 100 million users and the market is awaiting response on a potential Vodafone-Idea merger.
Tata Sons' new Chairman N Chandrasekaran is likely to bring on board chief executives of group operating companies to better operational proficiency, reports the Economic Times today.
Talking to reporters after the first board meeting chaired by Chandra, Amit Chandra, who is on the board of Tata Sons and a trustee with Tata Trusts which owns over 66 percent of the holding company, said, "It's a great day for corporate India as someone from such a humble background has risen to head the country's largest conglomerate.
"Chandra is the right man for the right job who brings a lot of experience, maturity and midas touch," V Balakrishnan, former Infosys CFO said.