BTech in Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune Univ.; management courses, India and overseas. Since 1982, various positions with Tata Steel including: Chief Metallurgist; Senior Divisional Manager; Deputy General Manager, Steel & Primary Mills; General Manager, Marketing; Senior General Manager, Supply Chain; Chief Operating Officer; 2002, Vice-President, Flat Products; 2007, Chief Operating Officer; from April 2009, Executive Director, India and South-East Asia; since Oct. 2009, Managing Director. On the Board of several Tata companies. Member of the Board of Directors: World Steel Association, Belgium; CEDEP, France. Combines professional interest with social commitments. Awards.