Gopalakrishnan R.

Gopalakrishnan R.

Executive Director of Tata, the largest private corporate group in India

R Gopalakrishnan (known as Gopal) is one of India’s best known and most experienced business leaders.

Gopal worked for thirty years in India’s most multi-national company, Hindustan Unilever. Since then, he has worked for the most multi-national Indian company Tata. He has recently stepped down as the Executive Director of Tata. He remains as the senior advisor to Tata and keeps an office at their headquarters. He is also the Chairman of Tata AutoComp Systems, Rallis India and Advinus Therapeutics, Vice Chairman of Tata Chemicals, and a director of Tata Power and Tata Technologies. He also serves as an independent director on the boards of the Indian subsidiaries of Akzo Nobel and BP Castrol.

Gopal worked for Hindustan Unilever for over thirty years in various capacities. The appointments he held included Chairman of Unilever Arabia, followed by Managing Director of Brooke Bond Lipton India, followed by Vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever. He joined Tata in 1998 as Executive Director and was responsible for managing and leading the entire business all over the world.

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