Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Veteran Central Banker



Urjit Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was recently appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board of Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a global financial organisation owned by major central banks from across the world. The Advisory Board comprises a small but diverse group of Central Bank Governors, heads of financial sector supervision, and Chairs of Standard-setting bodies and regional supervisory groups. After working as RBI’s Deputy Governor for three years, he was appointed Governor of RBI, August last year.


An Economics graduate from London School of Economics, he did an M. Phil. at Oxford University, and a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University. He joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1990, and was posted on deputation by IMF to RBI, where after, Patel became Consultant to the Government in Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs. He has also been a non-resident Senior Fellow Brookings Institution, since 2009. He was also Advisor, (Energy and Infrastructure Practice) with Boston Consulting Group.



Tata Steelman


T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel (Global), was appointed as its CEO, earlier he was MD, India & South East Asia. An MBA from IIM Calcutta, he joined its international trading division overseeing Middle East exports, and built the 'Tata Tiscon' brand. He was also President & CEO, NatSteel, Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, during when he was also; Director, Board of South East Asia Iron & Steel Institute (SEAISI), and President, ASEAN Iron & Steel Federation (AISIF). Currently he is Board Member of Tata Steel Europe, CEDEP, XLRI, World Steel Association, and Chairman, CII, Jharkhand.


As Tata Steel’s global CEO & MD, he has a heavy burden on his shoulders, to continue rich legacy of the legendary Russi Mody, who played a major role in developing Tata Steel in its early years. Narendran’s biggest challenge will be to oversee their Thyssenkrupp JV in Europe to trim loses of their European operations. 

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