Tata Sons, Thursday, announced the appointment of Roopa Purushothaman as its chief economist and head of policy advocacy with effect from 1 September 2017.
Purushothaman will drive the company’s macro-economic research as well as policy and advocacy initiatives, said a Tata Sons press note.
At Everstone Capital, she was leading the firm’s research function. Earlier she was employed with US investment bank Goldman Sachs International as its vice-president and global economist.
“I am very delighted to have Roopa as part of the team at Tata Sons. Roopa’s deep knowledge on economic matters and trends, public policy and advocacy will be extremely valuable.” said N. Chandrasekaran, executive chairman, Tata Sons.
Purushothaman is a graduate from Yale University, and has a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics. She is also the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute, a non-profit educational institution focusing on accelerating academic and leadership outcomes for high-potential adolescent girls in India.
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, comprising over 100 independent companies. It operates in over 100 countries across six continents. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company of the group.
In 2016-17, the group companies, which employ over 695,000 people, had collectively reported revenues of $100.39 billion. These companies include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.