On April 16, 2013, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a conversation on India as an economic power with Mr. B. Muthuraman, vice chairman, Tata Steel Group.

Over the past decade, India has emerged as a global economic force, as evidenced not only by the growth of its multinational corporations but also by increased Indian investment in the United States. Tata Steel is a reflection of India’s expanding influence with operations in twenty-six countries and a commercial presence in more than fifty countries. It has used innovative approaches to attain profit and growth while bringing together countries, corporations, and communities. Looking forward, how does India see its role further evolving internationally, particularly with respect to American and European economies? In the context of this growing partnership, Mr. Muthuraman discusses how economic innovation has helped Tata Steel capitalize on opportunities in foreign markets and will provide a corporate perspective on India’s global presence.

A conversation with

Mr. B. Muthuraman
Vice Chairman
Tata Steel Group

Moderated by

Shuja Nawaz
Director, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council 

Mr. B. Muthuraman joined Tata Steel in 1966 and has held various positions including vice president of both marketing and sales and cold rolling mill projects. In addition to his current posts at Tata Steel and Tata International, he serves on the boards of Bosch India Ltd., Tata Industries, and Strategic Energy Technology Systems Ltd. He also served as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry from 2011 to 2012. In 2012, the Government of India bestowed upon Mr. Muthuraman the prestigious Padma Bhushan award for his significant contribution to Indian trade and industry.