I used to think that the top job at GE would be the most challenging one in the world. You’d have to have at least some sort of grasp on businesses from TV to lighting to missiles. Here in India, you can’t escape Tata and the top job there may be even more difficult. The company has its hands in everything. It’s almost a joke, it controls so much of India’s economy.
Among its 93 companies are Tata Indicom (telecom), Taj Hotels and Resorts, Tata Consulting Services (among the leading global information technology consulting firms), Tata Tea, Tata Power (one of India’s largest energy utilities), Tata Motors, Tata-AIG Life Insurance company, and Tata Pipes. It makes Trump’s eponymous holdings seem wussy by comparison.
The only thing more omnipresent in India may be Amitabh Bachan. You can’t escape the guy.
Trust me, in India that would be very funny.