Tata Sons on Thursday said it has appointed S Padmanabhan as executive chairman of Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS).
Mr Padmanabhan's appointment to the post will be effective from July 1 and he will be reporting to group chairman Cyrus P Mistry, a release said in Mumbai.
He will be responsible for driving the business excellence journey across the group companies globally, the release said, adding that this role will be integral to group initiatives in enhancing the performance of Tata companies through diagnostics, benchmarking and sharing best practices.
At present, Mr Padmanabhan is the executive director for operations at Tata Power since 2008, the release added.
He has been with the Tatas for over 32 years, after starting his career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's largest software services provider.