David Landsman

Executive Director, Tata Ltd

David Landsman was appointed Executive Director of Tata Limited and representative of the Tata group in Europe in May 2013. Globally, the group's combined annual revenues are in excess of $100billion, with around $40billion generated in Europe. Tata Limited's role includes supporting the group in Europe across a range of activities, including business development, corporate affairs, corporate responsibility and brand building. As Chairman of the Tata Network Forum (Europe), Dr Landsman plays a role in bringing together the expertise, experience and best practice of the Tata companies operating across Europe, including global brands such as Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages and Taj Hotels.

Tata has a well established history of social responsibility, with 66% of the equity of Tata Sons being held by philanthropic trusts. A key part of Dr Landsman's role is driving forward Tata's commitment to create long-term sustainable value for the group and the communities it serves; aligning the broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives, which vary from company to company across many countries; and promoting Tata's priority skills agenda. Tata is a major investor and manufacturer in Europe, employing a 60,000-strong workforce in more than 20 countries.

Prior to joining Tata, Dr. Landsman was a career diplomat serving in a number of senior roles including Charge d'Affaires in Yugoslavia, Ambassador to Albania and Ambassador to Greece. He has also worked for De La Rue plc. He was educated at Chigwell School and Oriel College, Oxford and has a PhD in linguistics from Clare College, Cambridge.