Zarir N Langrana is Executive Director and President (Global Chemicals Business) of Tata Chemicals and is responsible for the operations and growth of its Basic Chemistry Business globally and its new ventures in speciality chemicals focused on Nutraceuticals and Speciality Silicas. He also serves on the Boards of the international subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to this, Mr Langrana was the Chief Operating Officer of its Indian operations. In previous assignments he has headed the global marketing and strategy function — overseeing and directing all sales and marketing plans, developments, growth and new product activities and processes in these two areas for its global chemicals business across the four continents where it operates. In addition, Mr Langrana has led the post-merger integration programmes within the Chemical SBU. He has also headed the corporate strategy and business development function and was a key player in the global inorganic growth of the SBU and in the M&A process. He has been with Tata Chemicals for over thirty years, having been inducted through the Tata Administrative Services. Mr Langrana is an economics graduate from Loyola College, University of Madras and holds a post graduate qualification in business management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has attended advanced executive development programmes at Harvard Business School and other institutions. He is an active member and sits on Committees and Boards of various industry bodies and trade associations in the country and abroad.