Tata sons has appointed Ishaat Hussain as the interim chairman of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Hussain has replaced Cyrus Mistry who was sacked by the company management last month.
Hussain has been serving as the finance director of the company since July 2000. Earlier, he joined the board of Tata Sons as executive director in July 1999.
He is also a director of several Tata companies, including Tata Industries, Tata Steel and Voltas. Besides, he is the chairman of Voltas and Tata Sky.
Hussain also holds membership of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) committees on insider trading and primary capital markets. He is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industries finance committee.
Prior to joining Tata Sons, Hussain served as senior vice-president and executive director of finance at Tata Steel for almost 10 years. Hussain joined the board of the Indian Tube Company (a Tata Steel associate company) in 1981 and moved to Tata Steel in 1983, after Indian Tube was merged with Tata Steel.
Hussain graduated in economics from St Stephens College, New Delhi. He is a chartered accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).