Mr. T.V. Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from REC (NIT), Trichy (1986). He joined Tata Steel after completing his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1988. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in CEDEP – INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He became the Managing Director of Tata Steel India and South East Asia w.e.f. November 1, 2013.
Mr. Narendran’s career in Tata Steel spanned many areas in India & Overseas including Marketing & Sales, International Trade, Supply Chain & Planning, Operation & General Management and includes stints in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Dubai & Singapore.
He was actively involved in Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, NatSteel, and was seconded there as an Executive Vice President in 2005. He took over as the President & CEO of NatSteel from January 2008.
Before being appointed as MD – Tata Steel from 1st November, 2013, Mr. Narendran was the Vice President – Safety, Flat Products & Long Products Divisions of Tata Steel since 2010.
He is currently on the Boards of Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe. He is also the Chairman of Tata Steel Thailand & NatSteel. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI and a member of the Board of CEDEP in France. Mr. Narendran is also the President of Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG) and member of Board of Trustee of Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST).
He is a member of the Board of the World Steel Association and the Chairman of the Economics Committee of the World Steel Association. He is the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum.
He is an active member of the National Council of CII and is the Chairman, Eastern Region for the CII. He is also a member from Indian side in BRICS Business Council, Co-Chair of the India Myanmar Joint Trade & Investment Forum & a member of the Indo-French CEO council.