Raul Castro, the Cuban-born CEO of the world’s biggest telco, is set to join the ranks of tech giants such as Google and Facebook.
Castro, who has already been appointed to the boards of both Flipkart and Tata, will join Tata Sons as CEO of its telecoms engineering group.
Castromero is the fourth person appointed to Tata Sons, which was set up by his father in 2001.
Castriles brother, the late Rajiv, is currently the CEO of India’s biggest tech company, Snapdeal, while his son, Navjot Singh, is the CEO at Snapdeal.
Singh is also the co-founder of Flipkarts own telecoms engine group, Reliance Infocomm.
Rajiv Castriles father was a director of the Tata Sons.
The news has drawn praise from his peers in the industry, including former Snapdeal founder Mukesh Ambani.
“He is an outstanding choice, a visionary and an exceptional leader.
He has shown a vision and leadership for the Tata group that will ensure that Tata Sons is a leading technology and services company,” Ambani said in a statement.
Singhal is currently a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he leads its telecom engineering group and the firm’s infrastructure businesses.
He is also an advisor to several large Indian start-ups.