Syamal Gupta retires as Tata BP Solar chairman (Lead with correction)

May 15th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tata group veteran Syamal Gupta has retired as chairman of Tata BP Solar after 53 years with India’s largest industrial house. He will be succeeded by BP Solar’s chief executive Reyad Fezzani.
Tata BP Solar is a 51-49 joint venture between BP Solar and Tata Power.

Gupta, who started his career with the Jamshedpur-based Tata Steel, went on to become chairman of a number of Tata companies including Tata International, Tata Elxsi, Tata Advanced Materials and TCE Consulting Engineers.

He has also been instrumental in the international forays of several group companies, a statement issued Friday by the group said.

Reyad Fezzani has been long associated with the energy business, having held various positions at what was formerly called British Petroleum.

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