Mr Koushik Chatterjee (Group CFO, Tata Steel)

Born in 1968, Mr. Chatterjee is an Honours Graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He joined Tata Steel in 1995. During his stint in the Company, he worked in the areas of Corporate Finance and Planning.  During the years 1996-98, he was also a visiting faculty at XLRI, Jamshedpur in Corporate Finance.   In 1998 he was transferred to the Tata Steel Head Office in Mumbai and subsequently to Tata Sons Limited in the Group Executive Office (GEO).  He became General Manager – Corporate Finance in Tata Sons in 2002.  During his tenure in Tata Sons Limited, he was involved in Mergers & Acquisitions’ activities including privatizations and joint ventures.  He was also the lead facilitator in the Group wide roll out of Economic Value Added (EVA) for the major Tata Companies.

Mr. Chatterjee re-joined Tata Steel on August 1, 2003 and was appointed as the Vice President (Finance) w.e.f. August 1, 2004.   With the announcement of the new Tata Steel Group post the acquisition of Corus, Mr. Chatterjee was appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer w.e.f. 1st January 2008. He has overall responsibility for Group Financial Reporting, Investor Relations, Financing Strategy including debt and equity raising, Corporate M&A, Risk Management and Compliance, Taxation Strategy and planning and co-ordination of statutory and management reporting.

He is on the Board of several Tata Steel Group companies including Tata Steel UK, NatSteel Asia Pte. Limited, Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Company Limited, Southern Steel Berhad, Malaysia and others.

Mr. Chatterjee was declared as one of India’s best CFOs by Business Today Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and by CNBC in 2007. He is also a frequent speaker in various conferences in India and abroad including the McKinsey Global CFO Forum, Economist Conferences and CII organized conferences.