Ratan Tata denies reports of stepping down as chairman of Tata Trusts

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 December 2016, 01:22 PM
A file photo of Ratan Tata (Pic: PTI)
A file photo of Ratan Tata (Pic: PTI)

Hours after reports suggested that Ratan Tata is likely to step down as the chairman of Tata Sons, the patriarch denied the claims.

Tata Sons clarified in a statement that Ratan Tata has said there are no such plans at this point of time.

“Ratan Tata has clarified that there r no plans for his stepping down from chairmanship of Tata Trusts at this point in time,” Tata Sons reportedly said in a statement.

On Friday, a report in a leading English daily had claimed that Ratan Tata is most likely to step down next year as the chairman of the Tata Trust that controls 66% per cent in Tata Sons, the holding company of the $108 billion Tata Group.  

The daily had also reported that the next chairperson will be an India but not necessarily a Parsi or a Tata-family member. 

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