Mr T V Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from NIT Trichy (class of 1986). He joined Tata Steel after completing his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1988. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in CEDEP-INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He is a Fellow of The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both NIT Trichy and IIM Calcutta. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry.
As the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited, Mr Narendran oversaw the successful acquisition of Bhushan Steel Limited, and is currently actively involved in the acquisition of the steel business of Usha Martin Limited and in the discussions with Thyssenkrupp for formation of the "Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel" Joint Venture which would be the second largest steel maker in Europe.
Mr Narendran was the Managing Director of Tata Steel (India & South East Asia) before he was elevated as the CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited on 31st October, 2017. As the MD of Tata Steel (India & South East Asia), he successfully executed and commissioned one of the largest greenfield projects in India, the Kalinganagar Steel Plant in Odisha, which achieved its rated capacity within a very short span of time. It also enhanced Tata Steel's ability to deliver steel to higher value segments like the automotive and the oil & gas industries.
Mr Narendran's career in Tata Steel spanned many areas in India and overseas, including Marketing & Sales, International Trade, Supply Chain & Planning, Operations and General Management and includes stints at Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Dubai and Singapore. Before becoming the MD of Tata Steel in November 2013, Mr Narendran was the Vice President - Safety, Flat Products & Long Products from 2010.
Mr Narendran was actively involved in Tata Steel's first overseas acquisition, NatSteel, and was seconded there as an Executive Vice President in 2005. He took over as the President & CEO of NatSteel from January 2008.
Mr Narendran is currently on the Boards of Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe. He is the Chairman of Tata Steel BSL Limited, Tata Sponge Iron Limited, and the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur.
He is a member on the Board of the World Steel Association and is a member of its Executive Committee. He was the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2018. He is also a member from Indian side in BRICS Business Council and is a member of the Indo-French CEO council. He is a member of the National Council of CII, and is the former Chairman of CII Eastern Region and the Jharkhand
State Council of CII. He is also currently the President of the Indian Steel Association.