He succeeds B. Muthuraman who retires from the TATA group, TATA International said in a statement.

Pillai, a retired Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1972 batch and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has previously held the positions of home secretary, commerce secretary and justice secretary.

He has also been India's chief negotiator at the WTO.

Latest News  from Business News Desk