Cyrus Pallonji Mistry Biography
(Former Chairman of the Tata Group (2012 - 2016))
Birthday: July 4, 1968 (Cancer)
Born In: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is an Irish entrepreneur with Indian roots who served as the Chairman of Tata Group—a major Indian business conglomerate—from 2012 to 2016. A longtime board member of Tata Sons, he was appointed the chairman of the company in 2012 as Ratan Tata’s successor. However his tenure in this leadership position was fraught with controversies and in October 2016, the board of Tata Sons voted to remove Mistry from the post of chairman. Mistry was born into a wealthy business Parsi family and his father was the head of Shapoorji Pallonji Group, a diversified multinational. After graduating in engineering, he got involved in the family-owned construction business. Under his leadership, the group's international construction business expanded its presence to more than ten countries. He oversaw the diversification of the company from just construction to designing and building complex projects in the marine, oil and gas, and rail sectors. Before entering the Tata Group, he served as the managing director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. At the Tata Group, he played a crucial role serving at various positions for Tata companies including Tata Industries, Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals and Tata Motors before his surprise ouster.