Siddharth Sharma appointed as Tata Trusts CEO, Aparna Uppaluri named COO – Who are they?
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Who is Siddharth Sharma?
After being in the government service for two decades, Sharma became a part of the Tata conglomerate in 2019. As a bureaucrat, he had worked in key ministries and government departments, including the ministries of finance, external affairs and urban development and played an important role in conceptualising and implementing pension reform in India in the form of the National Pension System.
Currently the group CSO, Sharma is responsible for supervising ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives and in that capacity heads the Tata Sustainability Group and chairs the Tata Group Sustainability Council, reported Economic Times.
Who is Aparna Uppaluri?
Set to take over as the COO of Tata Trusts, Uppaluri comes with an experience in strategic planning and programme development in the fields of philanthropy, women’s rights, public health, arts, and culture. With over twenty years of leadership and management experience, she has led the grant making initiatives at the Ford Foundation to advance programmatic commitment to strengthen gender justiceand has also served as program director to oversee different verticals at the Ford foundation.
In August last year, the foundation had amended its Articles of Association which separated the Chairman of Tata Trusts from the Chairman of Tata Sons, meaning that these would be two separate posts. Currently, Ratan Tata is the Chairman of Tata Trusts.