Harish Bhat is the chairman of Tata Coffee Limited and the Brand Custodian of Tata Sons. A conferee of the British Chevening Scholarship for Young Manager by the UK government, he is a columnist with The Hindu BusinessLine and Mint.
R.M. Lala was the director of Tata's premier trust, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, and the co-founder and chairman of the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy. A prolific writer, his books have been translated into several languages, including Japanese.
Tatalog: Eight Modern Stories from A Timeless Institution provides readers with an insider glimpse of the challenges faced by Tata companies and how they rose above them all and carved a name for themselves. The book vividly brings forth never-before-heard-of actual cases.
Beyond the Last Blue Mountain: Written with J.R.D. Tata's cooperation, this superb biography tells the JRD story from his birth to his death in 1993 in Switzerland. Divided into four parts, the book explores JRD's life-from his birth in France to his accession to the chairmanship of the Tata Group-his passion for aviation, his half-century-long stint as the outstanding personality of Indian industry and glimpses of his friendships with personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi, among others.
For the Love of India: The Life and Times of Jamsetji Tata provides an account of the unerring instinct of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, a man who knew what it would take to restore the pride of a subjugated nation and help it prepare for a place among the leading nations of the world once it came into its own. The book draws upon fresh material from the India Office Library in London and other archives, as also Jamsetji's letters, to portray the man and his age. It is an absorbing account that makes clear how remarkable Jamsetji's achievement truly was, and why, even now, one hundred years after his death, he seems like a man well ahead of his time.
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Harish Bhat, currently the brand custodian at Tata Sons, has held many roles in the Tata Group over the past thirty-four years, including as managing
director of Tata Global Beverages, and chief operating officer of the watches and jewellery businesses of the Titan Company Ltd.
Harish is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). He won the IIMA gold medal for scholastic excellence, and later the British Chevening Scholarship for young managers. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from BITS Pilani.
An avid marketer, he has helped create many successful Tata brands. He writes extensively, and is a columnist for The Hindu Business Line and Mint. In 2019, Linkedin selected him as one of their top voices in India.
Harish is an incorrigible foodie and fitness freak. His wife, Veena, is a computer professional and data scientist. They have a daughter, Gayatri, who has graduated from college and embarked on her professional career. Harish can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.