Tata Sons appoints Roopa Purushothaman as Chief Economist and Head, Policy Advocacy

Rajesh Kurup Mumbai | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on August 24, 2017


Tata Sons has appointed Roopa Purushothaman as Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy, who will join the group with effect from September 1, 2017.

Purushothaman joins Tata Sons from Everstone Capital, where she was leading the research function. Prior to that, she was with Goldman Sachs International as Vice- President and Global Economist.

In her role, Purushothaman will drive macro-economic research and all policy and advocacy initiatives as relevant to the businesses of the Tata group.

“Purushothaman’s deep knowledge on economic matters and trends, public policy and advocacy will be extremely valuable. Her passion and engagement in the social sector will help her widely contribute to the community initiative,” N. Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman of Tata Sons, said.

“To be a part of this group, during this period in India’s growth story, is truly a unique opportunity. I look forward to getting to work and deepening our collective understanding of macro patterns and demographic dynamics as they play out over the coming years,” Purushothaman added.

Purushothaman is a graduate from Yale University, and has a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics. She is also the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute, a non-profit educational institution focusing on accelerating academic and leadership outcomes for high potential adolescent girls in India.

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Published on August 24, 2017
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