Tata Digital has announced the appointment of Naveen Tahiliani as new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the e-commerce unit of the Tata Group. Tahilyani, who currently holds the position of CEO and MD at Tata AIA Life Insurance, is set to transition to his new role on February 19, taking over from Pratik Pal.
strategic leadership change
This top-deck change is part of Tata Digital’s broader strategy to inject new momentum into its e-commerce operations and enhance execution capabilities. The appointment of Tahilyani, an experienced executive with a proven track record in the insurance, banking and asset management sectors of the Tata Group, reflects the company’s commitment to accelerate growth and innovation in the digital commerce sector.
selected for excellence
Naveen Tahilyani was personally selected for this important role by Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran in recognition of his exceptional execution skills and leadership skills. Tahiliani’s vast experience and strategic vision is expected to be instrumental in taking Tata Digital to new heights of success.
Prateek Pal’s continuous contribution
Pratik Pal, the outgoing CEO, who was instrumental in launching the Tata New SuperApp, will remain with Tata Digital in a yet-to-be-disclosed capacity. The company aims to leverage Pal’s extensive experience and insight to ensure a smooth transition and continued growth. Despite the change in leadership, Pal’s contribution to the establishment and launch of Tata Digital and Tata New has been invaluable, laying a solid foundation for the company’s future endeavours.
Resolving challenges and setting new goals
The leadership change comes at a time when Tata Digital faces the challenge of increasing organizational cohesion and achieving the scale required for its next growth phase. Under Tahiliani’s leadership, the company is expected to tackle these challenges, leveraging his expertise in execution and strategic planning to drive Tata Digital forward.