Leading business figure visits IfM
Ratan Tata (centre) outside the IfM
One of the world’s leading business figures has paid a visit to the IfM as part of a short tour of the University’s Engineering Department. Ratan Tata, head of the Tata conglomerate, was in Cambridge to receive an honorary degree from the University.
Professor Mike Gregory welcomed Mr Tata to the IfM, before giving him an overview of the IfM’s activities and current research projects.
Ratan Tata is chairman of Tata Industries, the biggest manufacturing company in India. The company’s interests include Corus, Tetley and Jaguar Land Rover.
Mr Tata and the Tata family trusts are famous for their philanthropic work and their guiding principle is what comes from the society must go back to the society. Mr Tata was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Law by The Chancellor at a ceremony at the Senate House yesterday.