Saurabh Agrawal is the group chief financial officer of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of over 100 Tata companies. Saurabh joined Tata Sons in June 2017 from the Aditya Birla Group, where he was the head of strategy.
In a career spanning over two decades, Saurabh has been the head of investment banking in India for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and also head of corporate finance business in India and South Asia for Standard Chartered Bank.
Saurabh has wide-ranging experience in strategy and capital markets, where he had a ringside view of the evolution of the Indian economy since the mid-90s. He advised clients on transactions valued more than US$16 billion. In addition, Saurabh has helped various large Indian and global corporates raise over US$10 billion from the capital markets. In his advisory capacity, Saurabh has advised several business groups like Tatas, AV Birla, GMR, ICICI, Bharti, DLF, etc.
In his role as group CFO, Saurabh will be focused on driving financial performance of the group through rigour and synergy in capital allocation, investment management decisions and portfolio optimisation.
Saurabh completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from IIT Roorkee and has a post-graduate management degree from IIM Kolkata. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Shelly and two children. He is an avid reader, outdoors enthusiast and movie buff. He enjoys playing badminton and squash.