President – Infrastructure, Defence & Aerospace, Tata Sons
Banmali Agrawala is the President, Infrastructure and Defence & Aerospace at Tata Sons Private Limited from October, 2017, in his second tenure with the Indian conglomerate. In his earlier role, he was President and CEO of GE, South Asia, where he was responsible for all of the American multinational corporation’s operations in the South Asia region. Prior to GE, he was Executive Director (BD & Strategy) and a member of the Board of Tata Power.
A veteran in the Energy domain, Banmali has over 30 years of global experience. He started his career with the Wartsila Group, a Finnish manufacturing and services company, where he spent over 20 years, both in India and in Finland. At the time of leaving the Wartsila Group, he was the Managing Director of Wartsila India Ltd, the Global head of the Bio Power Industries and a member of the Global Power Plant Management Board.
In the Tata Group, Banmali is the Chairman of companies like Tata Housing Development Company, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd., TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. and is on the Board of Tata Power, Tata Projects, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Tata Advanced Materials Ltd.
An active member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Banmali has held several official positions within CII such as Chairman of the Western Regional Council, and currently is also a Member of CII’s National Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the US – India Business Council (USIBC).
Banmali is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Mangalore University and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School.