June 2015

Former Tata Limited director SA Hasan honoured by Her Majesty the Queen

SA Hasan has been appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the economy

Tata Limited congratulates SA Hasan, former managing director of Tata Limited, who has been appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the economy. Mr Hasan was the managing director of Tata Limited, which represents the Tata group in Europe, from 1999 until 2013.

During this period, he played a major role in the growth of Tata’s investments in the UK, with the acquisitions of Tetley Tea, Brunner Mond (now Tata Chemicals Europe), Corus Steel (now Tata Steel Europe), INCAT International Plc (now Tata Technologies) and Jaguar Land Rover, as well as the development of other Tata businesses in Britain, including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Taj Group, Tata Communications and Tata Elxsi.This expansion of the group’s operations in the UK led to Tata becoming one of the country’s largest manufacturers. He also used Tata’s growth in the UK to help promote British-Indian trade, driving a number of joint initiatives with UK Trade and Investment to introduce British companies, particularly SMEs, to the Indian market.

Executive director of Tata Limited, David Landsman said: “This honour is a great tribute to Anwar Hasan’s key role in smoothing the way for Tata’s major investments in the UK which have played a vital part in the group’s global expansion. Tata remains committed to the UK economy and we are particularly pleased that this honour reflects and recognises our commitment.”