The board of directors of Tata Sons has chosen Cyrus P Mistry as the next chairman of Tata Sons. At a meeting on Wednesday, the board appointed Cyrus P Mistry as deputy chairman of Tata Sons. Mistry will work with Ratan N Tata over the next year before taking over from Ratan Tata in December 2012 when he retires.
Cyrus Mistry, currently managing director, Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has been a director of Tata Sons since August 2006. Born on July 4, 1968, Mistry graduated from the Imperial College, London with a BE in civil engineering. He also holds a masters degree in management from the London Business School, and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Apart from the Tata Group, he also serves as a director on the board of several other companies, including Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, Forbes Gokak, Afcons Infrastructure and United Motors (India).