Leaving behind the legacy of 4 decades, Former Director of Tata Sons, Managing Director of Tata Steel & a Padma Bhushan awardee, Dr Jamshed J Irani passed away on October 31, 2022 at TMH, Jamshedpur.
Dr Jamshed J Irani started his professional career with the British Iron and Steel Research Association in Sheffield in 1963, but he always yearned to contribute to the Nation’s progress this had a golden heart. He returned to India to join The Tata Iron and Steel Company which (now Tata Steel), as it was then known, in 1968, and joined the firm as Assistant to the Director in-charge of Research and Development.
He went on to become General Superintendent in 1978, General Manager in 1979, and President of Tata Steel in 1985. He became Joint Managing Director of Tata Steel in 1988, and Managing Director in 1992, before retiring in 2011.
He joined the Board of Tata Steel in 1981 and was also a Non-Executive Director from 2001 for a decade. Besides Tata Steel and Tata Sons, Dr Irani also served as a Director of several Tata Group companies, including Tata Motors and Tata Teleservices.
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