Leading Indian industrialist, a great philanthropist and a doyen of industry summarises the very affable Mr. Ratan Tata. Mr. Tata, the ex-Chairman of the TATA Group, is a Padma Bhushan & Padma Vibhushan awardee and instrumental in the key acquisitions of Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover & Corus. 

The 82- year old industrialist who is known for his simple living but high thinking was presented with the “Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace” award by the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC) in a virtual ceremony on December 21, 2020. The legendary received the award for his contribution towards innovation, sustainable business and peace. Mr. Tata has always propagated the bilateral ties between India and Israel. He has also visited Israel himself a couple of times which has in turn promoted business relations between the two countries. Mr. Tata is of the opinion that Israel is a “country of great opportunity for India” . According to him, the combination of Israel’s expertise in innovation and India’s low cost manufacturing can offer a great variety to the entire world. 

To quote Mr. Tata at the event, he said “It is a great privilege to be involved with a country like Israel that I have respect for. I have always called it a country of opportunity for India… There is something in the genes of Israeli people that makes them creative,” The event was attended by a lot of dignitaries from Israel, India and the UAE. At the same event, Mr. Tata also spoke in encouragement of the recently signed Abraham Records mentioning that this will be a great start to endeavoring peace and increasing business potential. 

A true visionary, Mr. Ratan Tata has always remained and still remains an eminent figure in not just the Indian industry but in the global industry. 


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