Clemson to host inaugural Global Leaders Forum at Brooks Center

September 13, 2019

Ratan Tata to speak to Clemson community

Clemson University will welcome Ratan Tata to the Brooks Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. for the Inaugural Global Leaders Forum. The forum will feature Mr. Tata answering questions from students about global impact, philanthropy and business.

Due to limited seating, priority for entrance will be given to Clemson students, faculty and staff, and a valid Clemson ID will need to be presented upon entrance. Doors to the Brooks Center open at 1 p.m., and parking is recommended in lots P-7 and P-5 off of Highway. 76, where shuttle service will be in effect.

Mr. Tata is an industrialist, investor and philanthropist. He was the chairman of the Tata Group (1991-2012, 2016-2017), a Mumbai-based conglomerate. The Tata Group of Companies is the leading corporation of India and has more than 90 operating companies in seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. They currently operate in more than 80 countries with more than 395,000 employees worldwide.

Mr. Tata received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell in 1962, completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1975 and received an honorary doctorate of automotive engineering from Clemson University in 2015.

The government of India honored Mr. Tata with its second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008.