Dr Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing and co-director of the Aditya Birla Centre at London Business School, will join Tata Sons from August 1 as member-group executive council, reporting directly to chairman Cyrus Mistry. He will be responsible for strategy and marketing at the group level.
GMR Holdings has appointed Kiran Kumar Grandhi, the youngest son of group chairman GM Rao, as its corporate chairman. Previously, he was chairman of the urban infrastructure and highways business, which contributed revenue of around Rs 500 crore to GMR Infrastructure, GMR Holdings’ flagship company.
RK Krishna Kumar, one of the senior-most directors at Tata Sons, retired in July. He was vice chairman of two large companies—Indian Hotels (it owns the Taj brand) and Tata Global Beverages—apart from being on the board of several others. Kumar’s second innings begins as the promoter director of RNT Associates, Ratan Tata’s private venture.
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(This story appears in the 09 August, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)