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Ratan Tata Shares Challenges Faced During Company Tenure

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Ratan Tata

  • Chairman, Tata Group
  • male
  • Asian
  • 1937 (Age: 83 years old)
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
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Biography

Ratan Tata is the chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, India's largest and most successful business conglomerate. Under Tata's leadership, total revenues of the Tata Group have increased more than sixfold, to over $22 billion this year(2006).

The Tata Group now has over 90 operating companies, employing about 220,000 people in seven business sectors. It operates in more than 40 countries and exports to 140. Some of its biggest holdings are Tata Steel, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, India's pre-eminent hotel chain, and Tata Motors, an automobile manufacturer whose products include the first car designed in India. The family business began as a textile mill, launched under British colonial rule in 1860 by Tata's great-grandfather. Tata joined the Tata steel division in 1962 and became chairman of the conglomerate in 1991.

Tata earned a bachelor of architecture degree at Cornell University in 1962 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1974-75.

I'd say there are two examples that I can think of. One is soon after I took over I was this crusader for rationalization of the many businesses we were in. And we set out to define what might be businesses we should not be in. And the prime target it appeared to be the soaps and toiletry business ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 8 Ratan Tata Shares Challenges Faced During Company Tenure
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 3 min. 29 sec.
Video 2 of 8 Ratan Tata Discusses Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship In India
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 3 of 8 Ratan Tata Discusses Caring For Employees
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 2 min. 20 sec.
Video 4 of 8 Ratan Tata Shares Anecdotes About Coming To The US And Cornell
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 2 min. 36 sec.
Video 5 of 8 Ratan Tata States Nano Car Project Was Very Rewarding
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 1 min. 45 sec.
Video 6 of 8 Ratan Tata Discusses Dealing With Acquisitions And Changes In The Company
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 2 min. 34 sec.
Video 7 of 8 Ratan Tata Discusses Company Structure And Branding
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 8 of 8 Ratan Tata States Philanthropy Cannot Be Just Handouts
  • Ratan Tata - Lecture - Entrepreneurship Summit NYC 2012
  • 10/12/2012
  • Ratan Tata
  • 1 min. 47 sec.

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Ratan Tata Shares Challenges Faced During Company Tenure
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