Cyrus P Mistry was appointed as the sixth chairman of the Tata Sons board in December 2012. He was included in the directors of the company since 2006.
In addition to being the group chairman, Mistry was also the chairman of leading Tata group companies including Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power Company, The Indian Hotels Company, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Tata Industries and Tata Teleservices.
Mistry had earlier worked as the managing director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Under his leadership, the group's construction business grew into a billion-dollar enterprise, evolving from pure-play construction to execution of complex projects in the marine, oil and gas, and rail sectors, across a number of international geographies.
Mistry graduated in civil engineering from Imperial College, London in 1990. Seven years later, he received an MSc in management from the London Business School.
Mistry is also a recipient of the ‘Alumni Achievement Award’ from the London Business School, and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London.
Mistry also serves as the co-chair of the India-US CEO Forum and the India-UK CEO Forum. He is also a member of the Presidential CEO Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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