Tata Sons, the holding company of the diversified Tata Group, has appointed Pratik Pal as the chief executive officer of Tata Digital, a new entity formed to incubate new digital businesses.
Pal was with IT services provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for over 27 years and has held several leadership roles across multiple business units and industry verticals.
“As the CEO of Tata Digital, Pratik will play a key role in building new platforms of growth. His experience and commitment will be very valuable in shaping and
developing new opportunities for the Tata group in the digital economy,” said N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons.
Prior to the new role, Pal was the global head of retail, travel, transportation, hospitality and consumer packaged goods industry unit and was responsible for the growth of TCS’ second largest industry segment.
“Pratik brings strong domain knowledge of consumer-centric businesses to this role combined with a deep understanding of how new digital technologies are disrupting these industries,” added Chandrasekaran.
Pal is a graduate of electronics and communication from Jadavpur University and holds a master’s degree in computer science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
“It will be my endeavour in my new role to help the Group address new business opportunities and use digital technologies to meet the needs of a fast-evolving generation of consumers, who increasingly demand a unique blend of on-line and off-line engagements,” said Pal.