4/25/2018 1:54:11 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Former Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar will be taking over as president, global corporate affairs, of the Tata group.
Jaishankar, who was earlier high commissioner to Singapore, is joining Tata just three months after retiring as foreign secretary. He will be reporting to N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons, who said: “His extensive experience and knowledge on international affairs will be very valuable to the group as we work to reinforce our brand and leadership globally.”
Jaishankar served as the Indian foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 and served as high commissioner to Singapore as well as ambassador to China and the United States. He also helped negotiate the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement.
A graduate of St Stephen’s College, he also has an MA in political science and an MPhil and PhD in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).