Mumbai: Tata Sons Monday announced the appointment of Dr S Jaishankar as the Tata Group’s President, Global Corporate Affairs. DrJaishankar will report to Tata Sons Executive Chairman N Chandrasekaran in his new role.

The Indian foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018, Dr Jaishankar joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 holding key roles during his career including stints as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to China and the United States. He also played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement.

In his new role he will be responsible for the Tata group’s global corporate affairs and international strategy development and Tata Sons’ international offices will report to him. Dr Jaishankar will work with Tata Companies to help them strengthen their business presence and positioning in their respective geographies globally.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr Jaishankar to the Tata Group. His extensive experience and knowledge on international affairs will be very valuable to the group as we work to reinforce our brand andleadership globally,” said  Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran.

“The Tata Group is an iconic institution known for its value-based leadership as well as India’s most respected brand globally. I look forward to being part of the Tata group and working with key stakeholders to make an impact,” said Dr Jaishankar.

Dr Jaishankar is a graduate of St Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi. He has an MA in Political Science and an MPhil. and PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).