President –Infrastructure, Defence & Aerospace and Global Corporate Affairs



Banmali Agrawala joined Tata Sons PrivateLimited as the President, Infrastructure, Defence & Aerospace inOctober 2017, in his second tenure with the Indian conglomerate. In his earlier role, at GE, he was President and CEO -South Asia, where he was responsible for the American multinational corporation’s operations in the South Asia region. Prior to GE, he was Executive Director (Business Development & 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 Projects, Tata Housing Development Company, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd.,Air Asia(India) Ltd.and is on the Board of Tata Powerand Tata Advanced Systems Limited, Tata Electronics Private Limitedand Tata Medical and Diagnostics Limited.He also heads Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons including its international offices in ASEAN, MENA, North America, China and the Public Affairs Office, Delhi.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 isa member of the Board of Directors of the US -India Business Council (USIBC)and Pratham Education Foundation.Banmali is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Mangalore University and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School.