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When is Ratan Tata slated to retire?

December 28, 2007

Ratan Tata: The reluctant emperor

Ratan Tata turns 70 today (December 28, 2007). Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know about one of India's greatest industrialists.

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1. In which Tata company did Ratan Tata first start working?
a) Tata Steel [Get Quote]
b) Tata Power [Get Quote]
c) Nelco

2. Which fighter aircraft did Ratan Tata fly earlier this year?
a) Boeing F-18 Super Hornet
b) F-22 Raptor
c) Eurofighter Typhoon

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The correct answer is Boeing F-18 Super Hornet .
Ratan Tata in February 2007 flew a Boeing F-18 Super Hornet combat aircraft at the Aero India show in Bangalore, just a day after he flew an F-16 jet. After the flight, he said it was an 'unbelievable experience and a terrific, terrific ride.'
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Ratan Tata in February 2007 flew a Boeing F-18 Super Hornet combat aircraft at the Aero India show in Bangalore, just a day after he flew an F-16 jet. After the flight, he said it was an 'unbelievable experience and a terrific, terrific ride.'

3. Which university did Ratan Tata graduate from?
a) Oxford University
b) London School of Business
c) Cornell University

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The correct answer is Cornell University.
Ratan Tata graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering. He also completed a Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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Ratan Tata graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering. He also completed a Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

4. How many Tata companies does Ratan Tata preside over?
a) 80
b) 74
c) 98

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The correct answer is 98.
The Tata Group comprises 98 operating companies in seven business sectors: information systems and communications; engineering; materials; services; energy; consumer products; and chemicals. The Group was founded by Jamsetji Tata in the mid 19th century, a period when India had just set out on the road to gaining independence from British rule.
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The Tata Group comprises 98 operating companies in seven business sectors: information systems and communications; engineering; materials; services; energy; consumer products; and chemicals. The Group was founded by Jamsetji Tata in the mid 19th century, a period when India had just set out on the road to gaining independence from British rule.

5. When is Ratan Tata slated to retire?
a) 2010
b) 2012
c) 2015

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The correct answer is 2012.
Ratan Tata will step down as chairman of the Tata group in 2012 at the age 75. Tata group revised the retirement age to 65 years for executive and whole time directors whereas the retirement age for the non-executive directors has been extended to 75 years.
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Ratan Tata will step down as chairman of the Tata group in 2012 at the age 75. Tata group revised the retirement age to 65 years for executive and whole time directors whereas the retirement age for the non-executive directors has been extended to 75 years.

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