Mr. Praveen P Kadle was appointed as Independent Director of the Company in January, 2012. He is also Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company.
He is an Honors Graduate in Commerce & Accountancy. He is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
He was also the founding Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited and also Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Financial Services Ltd., and has been with the Tata Group for over 18 years. He joined the Tata Group as Chief Financial Officer of Group’s joint venture with IBM in India where he served for 5 years. Thereafter he joined Tata Motors Limited as Vice President (Finance) and in the year 2001 was promoted to the Board of Tata Motors Limited as Executive Director – Finance and Corporate Affairs.
He played a major role in the turnaround and growth of Tata Motors where he was also instrumental in setting up and guiding the operations of Tata Technologies and TELCON (a Tata Motors – Hitachi JV). During his tenure at Tata Motors, he was part of the senior leadership team that managed several cross-border acquisitions. Prior to joining the Tatas, he was the CEO and member of the board of Garware-Wall Ropes Limited. He is a Board member on various Tata and non-Tata companies.
Presently, he is an advisor to Tata Group.