Tata Sons Ltd named Gopichand Katragadda as group chief technology officer on Monday. Katragadda holds master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. His graduate studies at Iowa State were funded by grants from Nasa and the Gas Research Institute.
Katragadda, who was earlier managing director of GE India Technology Centre, will join on 3 August, reporting to Tata group chairman, Cyrus P. Mistry. Katragadda will be responsible for technology at the group level and share his expertise in managing research and development operations, and act as an evangelist for innovation across group companies, Tata Sons said.
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