Ratan Tata, India’s leading industrialist was inducted into National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the US for his outstanding contributions to industrial development in India as well as the world. Apart from Ratan Tata, eight Indian-Americans were also inducted in the NAE. 75-year-old Ratan tata, the Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group was inducted as the Foreign Associate.
About the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
• The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was founded in the year 1964.
• It is the private, independent, nonprofit institution which offers the engineering leadership to the US.
• In the year 2013, NAE elected 69 new members and 11 foreign associates, after which the membership of NAE became 2250 and the number of foreign associates became 211.
Other Indian-Americans inducted into National Academy of Engineering
• Ganesh Kailasam, from Dow Chemical
• Vijay Kumar, from University of Pennsylvania
• Bal Raj Sehgal, emeritus professor of nuclear power safety, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
• Pradeep S Sindhu, founder, Juniper Networks
• Krishna P Singh, president and chief executive officer, Holtec International
It is important to note that the percentage of US engineering graduates among all its graduates is 1/3 of the European average and 1/6 of the Asian competitor average.
About Ratan Tata
• Ratan Tata was the chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, from 1991 until his retirement at the end of 2012.
• He was also chairman of the major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels, and Tata Teleservices.
• He is also a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry.