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Should You Care Who Heads Tata Sons Next?

Who will head Tata Sons next? And why you should care.

Should You Care Who Heads Tata Sons Next?
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Should You Care Who Heads Tata Sons Next?
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2021-09-03T15:05:35+05:30

N. Chandrasekaran’s first term as chairman of Tata Sons ends in February 2022 and ­speculation about an impending second term is already making headlines. Experts say a second term is on the cards, looking at the performance of the group under Chandrasekaran and his leadership style, especially after the much-publicised Tata-Mistry spat. Then there are those who say succession management is a comp­any’s internal matter and any judgements outsiders make, based on the Tata-Mistry faceoff, would be based on conjecture and half-truths. So, it is wiser to stay out of it. And there are many others who take a step back and say that perhaps the spat reveals something more than just a group’s decision-making, that it speaks about the checks and balances placed to ensure corporate governance in India Inc. And what it tells is not comforting.

J.N. Gupta, co-founder and managing director of Shareholder Empowerment Services and former executive director of markets regulator Sebi, believes it should be a matter of concern only for stakeholders of Tata Sons,...

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