Tata Sons, the promoter of major operating companies of the salt-to-software conglomerate, on Tuesday announced appointment of Cyrus P Mistry as its Chairman with effect from December 28 following retirement of Ratan N Tata.
"The Board of Directors of Tata Sons on Tuesday announced the appointment of Cyrus P Mistry as the Chairman of the Board after Ratan N Tata retires on December 28, 2012," Tata Sons said in a statement.
The Board has decided to confer on Tata the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus, it added.
Mistry has been a director of Tata Sons since 2006 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in November last year.
Earlier this month, Tata Motors had appointed Mistry as its Chairman with effect from December 28 after retirement of group chief Tata.
Mistry has also been appointed as the Chairman of Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals.
Last month, Tata had stepped down as Chairman of Tata Global Beverages, making way for successor Mistry, who was also inducted into the board of Indian Hotels Company.
Tata Consultancy Services had inducted him as Deputy Chairman.
Tata Sons is the promoter of the major operating Tata companies and holds significant shareholdings in these firms.
About 66 per cent of the equity capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts endowed by members of the Tata family.
It owns the Tata name and several Tata trademarks, which are registered in India and around the world.
Image: Cyrus Mistry