Harish Bhat, Managing Director of Tata Global Beverages and the Chairman of Tata Coffee, has been elevated at Tata Sons as Member – Group Executive Council (GEC), reporting to the Chairman, Cyrus P. Mistry, from April 1. Ajoy Misra, Executive Director, Tata Global Beverages will succeed Harish Bhat as Managing Director of Tata Global Beverages from April 1. Bhat is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Ahmedabad. He joined the Tata group in 1987, as an officer in the Tata Administrative Service (TAS). In his career of 27 years with the Tata group, Bhat has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Watches and Accessories Business of the Titan Company. He has also worked in with the jewellery and telecom businesses of the group. OUR BUREAU