B Muthuraman, Vice-Chairman of Tata Steel retired from the Board of the company on 26 September 2014 after attaining the age of 70. He retired as per the company’s retirement policy.
B Muthuraman who was also a chairman of Tata International Ltd, the global trading and distribution arm of the Tata group was replaced by former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai. Pillai was appointed for the post on 26 September 2014.
About B Muthuraman
• He served the Tata Steel for almost 48 years.
• He joined the Tata Company as trainee engineer in 1966 and was he rose to the position of Vice-Chairman in 2009.
• He has served on the boards of Bosch, Tata Industries and Strategic Energy Technology Systems.
• He is also president of the Confederation of Indian Industry, chairman of the board of governors of the National Institute of Technology (Jamshedpur).
• He is also a member of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
• He received the Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in 2012.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group was established in 1907. Tata is the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer and Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company.
Tata Steel expended across various geographies with acquisition of Tata Steel Thailand (earlier known as NatSteel Holdings and Millennium Steel) and Tata Steel Europe (formerly known as Corus). Those acquired firms have manufacturing base in Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.