Mumbai: Tata Sons Thursday announced the appointment of Tanmoy Chakrabarty as the group government affairs officer(GGAO).

Chakrabarty, who will be based out of New Delhi, will work closely with Tata Sons and the Tata Companies in government relations to help support businesses and identify opportunities as well as for government stakeholder outreach.

Chakrabarty will replace Sanjay Singh, advisor, Tata Sons.

Chakrabarty was vice president & Global Head of the Government Industry Solutions Unit at Tata Consultancy Services, a position he has held since January 2004. He led the TCS team that executed projects including Passport Seva project and MCA-21.

Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran said: “Tanmoy will help drive Tata Group relationships with the government. He brings tremendous passion and domain knowledge to his role and he will work closely with all the Group companies to support, expand existing businesses.”

Tanmoy Chakrabarty said: “I am delighted to get an opportunity to work for India’s foremost business organisation. The next few decades will be a tremendously exciting time for the Indian market and the Tata Group is very well poised to make a big impact across industries and sectors across India.”