Mr Chanakya Chaudhary

Mr Chanakya Chaudhary

Vice President, Corporate Services

Mr Chanakya Chaudhary was appointed as Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, in November 2018, where he is responsible for spearheading branding and communication strategy along with policy advocacy and regulatory affairs for the company. His portfolio also includes various functions like Corporate Social Responsibility, Medical Services, Corporate Administration, Security Services, Aviation Services and Sports.

With a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious BITS, Pilani, he joined Tata Steel in 1988 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee, in the Raw Material Division at Jharia, Dhanbad, India. During his stint at the Collieries division, he worked in various capacities and was subsequently transferred to Total Quality Management (TQM) (Business Excellence Group). There, he worked with various divisions of Tata Steel for obtaining ISO9000 certification and in their improvement journey towards Business Excellence. He has worked as a lead assessor for Tata Group in its journey of Business Excellence and for JRD Quality Value Award based on the Malcom Baldridge Award Criteria. He took over as Chief Resident Executive, Delhi in 2004 and was leading Corporate Affairs of the Company dealing with the external stakeholders of the company.

On November 01, 2013, he was designated as Group Director-Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs and spearheaded the Communication Strategy and Policy Advocacy for the Company.
In May 2018, he was entrusted with the role of Vice President, Raw Materials, where he was instrumental in bringing about several significant improvements, in order to meet formidable challenges and make the captive mining operations of various minerals (coal, iron ore, Manganese, Chromium etc.) even more robust and sustainable.

Mr Chaudhary has undertaken various distinguished management programs like the Young Managers Program at INSEAD, France, in 1997, the Tata Group Executive Leadership Program conducted by the Michigan Ross School of Business in 2007, and has earned an Executive MBA degree from CEDEP, France in 2008-09.

He serves as the chairman on the Board of Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Ltd., Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd, Hockey Ace Foundation, Jamshedpur Football and Sporting Pvt. Ltd., NICCO Jubilee Park Ltd., Steel City Press Ltd. and also serves on the board of Tata Steel Foundation, Medica TS Hospital Pvt. Ltd., S&T Mining Co Pvt. Ltd., Rohit Ferro tech Ltd. and Tata Steel Mining Ltd. He is the President of Jamshedpur Management Association (JMA) affiliated with the All-India Management Association (AIMA).

He is also the Past Chairman of the Jharkhand State CII Council, member of the CII Eastern Region Council and the coveted Communications Committee of World Steel Association (WSA).