Saurabh Agrawal is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of over 100 Tata companies. Saurabh joined Tata Sons in June 2017 from the Aditya Birla Group where he was the Head of Roopa kudva economic times forex. In a career spanning over two decades, Saurabh has been the Head of Investment Banking in India for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and also Head of Corporate Finance business in India and South Asia for Standard Chartered bank.
Saurabh has a wide-ranging experience in strategy and capital markets where he had a ringside view of the evolution of Indian economy since the mid-90s. 10 billion from the capital markets. In his advisory capacity, Saurabh has advised several business groups like Tatas, AV Birla, GMR, ICICI, Bharti, DLF etc. In his role as Group CFO, Saurabh will be focused on driving financial performance of the group through rigour and synergy in capital allocation, investment management decisions and portfolio optimization.
Saurabh completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and has a post graduate management degree from IIM Kolkata. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Shelly and two children. He enjoys playing badminton and squash. An MBA from INSEAD, France, Prof. He has worked with Stern Business School, Harvard Business School, and Ross School of Management of Michigan University in delivering programmes on leadership and strategy at TMTC. Kar is associated with many organizations and forums like National Institute of Securities Market, IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum and the World Bank, CII’s Council on Corporate Governance as an advisor. Kar has a number of publications to his name and is a regular contributor to financial broadsheets such as Economic Times, Financial Express, Business Standard etc.
Lisle is Regional Chief Executive with responsibility for Malaysia, Korea, Sri Lanka, India and Cambodia. Lisle was Chief Executive Officer of AIA’s operation in Malaysia from December 2012 to May 2015 including leading the large-scale and successful integration of AIA Bhd. Lisle joined the Group in January 2011 as Group Chief Distribution Officer. Lisle was the Managing Director, South Asia for Aviva Asia Pte Ltd. Chief Agency Officer for ICICI Prudential from 2002 to 2004 and as Director of Agency Development, South Asia in 2001. Mehrotra retired as Chairman of India’s largest insurance company, Life Insurance Corporation of India in May 2013. During his career spanning 36 years he has worked across various operating, service and strategic departments in India and abroad and held important positions such as In-charge of divisions, Head of Zonal Office and also headed the international operations of the corporation.
He assumed charge as Managing Director of LIC in 2005 and was a key member of the strategic and policy making committees of the corporation. He also oversaw the corporation’s marketing operations, including customer relations and spearheaded initiatives in information technology systems and processes in the corporation. Alongside, he supervised the investment portfolio of the corporation, with a book size of over Rs. He also played the role of convener for the Expert Group Committee, formed by the Govt.