Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran likely to head new Air India board

Sanjiv Mehta of HUL and former GIC CMD Alice Vaidyan are likely to be appointed as independent directors

N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons

N Chandrasekaran

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
The new board of Air India - which has been acquired by salt-to software conglomerate Tata Sons is likely to have an eight member body with Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran as the chairman.

This will be the first time that Chandrasekaran will be heading a board of the group’s aviation ventures and shows the growing importance of the sector in the group’s business plan. Chandrasekaran is not part of the board of Tata’s other two airlines- Vistara and AirAsia India.

The Tatas are eager to have a strong board with high standards of corporate governance and are roping in Sanjiv Mehta, CMD of FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever and Alice Vaidyan, former chairman and managing director of General Insurance Corporation of India

First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 10:00 PM IST

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