Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, a distinguished professional, serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Officer, and Board Member at Tata Steel, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in effective business strategies, business development, and planning. His commitment to excellence extends to volunteering at prestigious organizations such as the International Integrated Reporting Council, International Accounting Standards Board, and TCFD.

Having joined Tata Steel in 1995, Mr. Chatterjee has navigated through various roles within the organization. Over the last 15 years, he has played a pivotal role in the top leadership team, overseeing the finance function and contributing to financial strategy, performance management, complex financing, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, reporting, control, investor relations, and taxation. His involvement in portfolio restructuring and the turnaround of subsidiary companies further showcases his strategic acumen.

Beyond his responsibilities at Tata Steel, Mr. Chatterjee has made substantial contributions to regulatory bodies and advisory committees, including SEBI and the International Accounting Standards Board. Recognized as one of India’s best CFOs by esteemed organizations such as Business Today Magazine, CNBC, Asiamoney, and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, his stellar career has been marked by numerous accolades, including the CFO Lifetime Achievement Award by the Financial Express in March 2019.

As the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Steel, Mr. Chatterjee plays a crucial role in leading the financial stewardship of the company, overseeing growth and M&A strategy, financing strategy, balance sheet management, investor relations, enterprise risk management, financial operations control and reporting, taxation, sustainable finance, finance academy, and people development. His achievements include guiding transactions valued at over US $25 billion globally, leading financing programs exceeding USD 60 billion, and successfully navigating complex negotiations for the structural de-risking of pension schemes.

Currently serving on the boards of Tata Steel, Tata Steel Europe, and several Tata Steel Group companies, Mr. Chatterjee holds key leadership positions, including Chairman of publicly listed entities such as Tata Metaliks Ltd and Tinplate Company of India. His commitment to sustainability and global thought leadership is evident through his roles in organizations such as the United Nations Global Compact CFO Coalition, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and others.

A sought-after speaker at conferences, both in India and abroad, Mr. Chatterjee is also an occasional guest lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, where he shares his insights on risk management, climate change, and sustainability. His distinguished career and impactful contributions have solidified his place as one of the most influential CFOs in India, receiving the CFO Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 from Financial Express.

“Mr. Koushik Chatterjee, a visionary leader and strategic powerhouse, stands at the helm as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Officer, and Board Member at Tata Steel. His unparalleled contributions to financial strategy, sustainability, and global thought leadership have not only shaped Tata Steel’s success but have also set industry benchmarks. I extend my highest commendation to Mr. Chatterjee for his transformative role in the corporate arena, driving innovation and excellence. His well-deserved accolades, including the CFO Lifetime Achievement Award, underscore his remarkable impact on India’s financial landscape.”~ said Dr. Shishir Gupta, Founder and CEO of StartupLanes.

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