Vice-President, Tata Motors
Mr. Ravi Kant is the Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd., which is India’s largest Automobile Manufacturing Company. Earlier he was the CEO and Managing Director of the company. He has been associated with the acquisition of Jaguar & Land Rover, Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles, Korea and launch of Nano the small car.
Prior to joining Tata Motors Ltd., in 1999, Mr. Ravi Kant was Director, Phillips India Limited looking after Consumer Electronics. He has also worked with LML Ltd. Titan Watches and other consumer/metal companies in senior positions.
He is the Chairman of TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. and Tata Advanced Materials Ltd. and is on the Board of Tata Industries. He is the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak and is on the Governing Board of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He is on the Board of CGIO, Singapore. He is a member of the International Business Leadership Forum, London.
Mr. Ravi Kant had his education at Mayo College, Ajmer; Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Aston University, Birmingham, UK from where he did his Masters in Management in Industry. He was conferred with an Honorary D.Sc. by the Aston University, in Birmingham in July 2008. He is an Honorary Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick, UK. He was awarded the BMA Management Man of the Year Award 2008-09. He has also been recognized with distinguished Alumunus Awards by Mayo College, Ajmer and IIT, Kharagpur. He is the recipient of the Golden Peacock Corporate Award for Business Leadership for the year 2010. The Indian Institute of Metals conferred him with the Honorary Membership of the Institute in the year 2010 for his distinguished services and significant contributions .
Mr. Ravi Kant has been associated with several business development and charitable organizations. He has been the President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers as well as the Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations, National Readership Studies Council & The Advertising Standards Council of India. He is a member of the Governing Board of SMILE TRAIN – an international cleft lip/palate charity organisation and is on the Board for Wonder Work, another international charity organisation for surgeries for less privileged children as well as Enactus, an international body engaged in development of college students.