Ishaat Hussain is a non-executive director on the board of Tata Sons. Mr Hussain joined the board as executive director in July 1999, and then took over as finance director in July 2000.
He is also a director of several Tata companies, including Tata Industries, Tata Steel and Voltas. Besides, he is the chairman of Voltas and Tata Sky.
Mr Hussain is a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) committees on insider trading and primary capital markets. He is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industries finance committee.
Prior to joining Tata Sons, Mr Hussain was senior vice president and executive director of finance at Tata Steel for almost 10 years. He joined the board of the Indian Tube Company (a Tata Steel associate company) in 1981 and moved to Tata Steel in 1983, after Indian Tube was merged with Tata Steel.
Mr Hussain graduated in economics from St Stephens College, New Delhi. He is a chartered accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).