Dr. Jamshed Irani, Former Managing Director and CEO, Tata Steel & Former Director, Tata Sons
He joined The Tata Iron and Steel Company (now Tata Steel) in 1968.
“After that rolls out, how it goes will depend on our experience.”- Jamshed Irani
In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in an insightful conversation with Jamshed Irani, Former MD and CEO, Tata Steel and Former Director, Tata Sons. Jamshed Irani was conferred with the Honorary Knighthood by Elizabeth II in 1997. He’s a Ph.D. from Sheffield, UK. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1997. He worked with the ‘Tata group’ for more than four decades.
Jamshed Irani shares the three milestones of his illustrious career. Even though he was offered citizenship in Great Britain, Jamshed explains why he refused and came back to India. He shares the challenges he faced while leading Tata Steel.
Jamshed explains the most important quality that a CEO should have. He shares insights about how to be a good leader. He meticulously explains how he managed his busy career and personal life and the role his wife played.
With a smile, he talks about the role he played in building Jamshedpur. The corporate veteran tells where he draws his inspiration from.
he joined The Tata Iron and Steel Company (now Tata Steel) in 1968. Irani became general superintendent of the company in 1978, general manager in 1979, president in 1985, made Director in 1998 and finally at the top as Managing Director in 1992. Irani remained at the helm of affairs till his retirement from the company in 2001.
He had joined the board of Tata Motors in June 1993. He was also a director with Tata Sons.